ScentsAbility offers On the Job Training

ScentsAbility offers On the Job Training

It is so important for community organizations to work together to provide quality services for our young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). ScentsAbility welcomed Gulfstream Goodwill
https://www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org/ Job Training Program for a day at the candle shop. We had two groups of young adults from Palm Beach and everyone had an incredible, fun learning experience and learned what it takes to work in a candle factory. We made candles, custom air freshener sachet ScentRocks and everyone went home with a “scent”sational swag bag! The young adults all got along so well, enjoyed a lunch at Pizza Time and made new friends. We are very excited that one of the young adults has agreed to participate join ScentsAbility’s On The Job Training (OJT) program doing some graphic design work. Gulfstream Goodwill’s program helps young adults with IDD discover and build their career goals. The trainees receive pay while they are in training and work with their job
coach to find a position in their field of interest.

Vocational Rehabilitation funds OJT services both directly and through approved agencies such as Gulfstream Goodwill. If your agency is looking for a quality OJT site please contact bonnie@scentsability.org.

A Great Accomplishment

At ScentsAbility we have an amazing team of young adults that work extremely hard. We modify many of our tasks to give everyone the best chance at success. The dedication and determination of each and every employee is inspiring. As part of our preparation for a Magic Candle event on Tuesday, Feb 5th at Bright Horizons School, we pre-wick all the jars and pre-label the lids…no easy task considering we will have over 150 students making candles!
Khari Moench, who has limited mobility and vision, placed over 150 Valentine’s Day labels on lids and accomplished a task that most thought he could not do. We are so incredibly proud of Khari as he shows the world every day that there are no limits! Great job Khari!

Upcoming Events:

A very special event on Friday, February 8th in Boynton Beach…Magic Wheels & Special Deals https://www.boynton-beach.org/magic from 6 PM – 7:30 PM at Barrier Free Park. Team ScentsAbility will be there with Magic Candles!
We have been asked to participate in a vendor event at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on Thursday, February 14th. If you are in the area stop by!

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