IU13 Outlook May 2016 Issue

Celebrating a “Win-Win” Opportunity for Teens, Businesses, and Our Community


Excitement, valuable work experience, and pride were among the many “takeaways” students shared as they – along with local employers and educators – recently celebrated their successes in the IU13 Job Training Services Program. Two Partnership Appreciation Luncheons in April gathered a total of 420 attendees including 60+ graduating seniors, family members, teachers, job trainers, and business partners to share experiences and honor accomplishments.

Empowering students to gain and maintain skills as they transition into adult life is what the IU13 Job Training Services Program is all about. Achieving this goal takes the proverbial village, but in this case, that village is more like a city as the vast list of business partners continues to grow – over 1,000 to date! Thank you to our many local business partners from Lancaster and Lebanon counties!

Students benefit as they transition to employment, and businesses benefit from a supervised, supported workforce – it’s a WIN-WIN opportunity! In addition to teaching critical employment skills and providing support to students and business partners alike, IU13 Job Training Services also offers the opportunity for students to be a part of a paid work crew. In fact, from July 2001 through December 2015, the IU13 Job Training Services Program has paid over $1 million to 4,634 students.

Thanks to the following 2015-16 business partners for providing our local students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience AND a paycheck:

  • Alert-All Corporation
  • Allegra Printing
  • All-Size Corrugated Products
  • A. T. Imports Ltd.
  • Brenneman Printing Inc.
  • Cedar Meadow Farm
  • Cocalico Creek Campground
  • Commonwealth Mailing Service
  • Cornwall-Lebanon School District
  • Darrenkamps
  • Davco
  • Distinctive Affairs
  • Donegal School District Food Service
  • Dutch Wonderland
  • Echo Data
  • Ephrata Area School District
  • Ferguson & Hassler's Supermarket
  • Hammonds Pretzels
  • Hershey Entertainment and Resorts
  • Honey Butter
  • IU13 - Burle
  • IU13 - One Cumberland
  • Kapp Advertising
  • Keystone Industries
  • Kitchen Kettle Village
  • Kleen-Rite Corporation
  • Lodish
  • Mountville Borough
  • New Street Laundry/Leed Prop.
  • Pa. Ren Faire
  • Peter Kleine Co.
  • Pinch Pond Campground
  • Primitives by Kathy
  • Scrantron
  • Sertoma Club of Lancaster
  • Walter's Wreaths

Who could say it better than these two School District of Lancaster School-to-Work students receiving IU13 Job Training Services?

“We would like to thank all the businesses who have given us these opportunities. We look forward to using these combined experiences to work on maintaining employment after high school. Thank you!” 

Catch their pride and excitement here:

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Learn more about IU13 Job Training Services and how your business or school can participate here

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