Transition Career Day

Tomorrow, Feb. 6, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitative Services (ADRS) will hold the 2020 Blount County Transition Career Day. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Locust Fork Baptist Church located at 30580 State Highway 79. The purpose of the event is to help students with disabilities gain a better understanding of their paths for the future and opportunities for employment.

Using the program “Extend Your Reach to Employers and Professionals Throughout Alabama,” participants will get hands-on information about ADRS Lakeshore, disability rights and resources, Lawson State Community College, Job Corp, fire departments, police departments, and other organizations. The event will also outline employment opportunities to help teachers and parents provide better information about possible careers.

ADRS Vocational Rehabilitation Service staff member Tankiya Weldon said, “My goal for the fair is for students to learn about jobs they are interested in, as well as be able to identify career paths they didn’t know about. I’m hoping students walk away with a clearer focus on their career paths.”

Weldon also reiterated that it is important for people to attend this event because the students will have a chance to discuss jobs and job requirements with professionals and help them get even more excited about career possibilities. She said, “The students will leave motivated to take personal responsibility for their career choices.”

For more information, contact Weldon at 205-290-4516.