Say YES to Building Skills for Employment Success

Say YES to Building Skills for Employment Success

(All day)
Dec 8 Dec 10

Students will learn about and experience entry level skills that can help them be successful in their first jobs and beyond. Students that participate in this workshop will explore three main work environments: manufacturing, hospitality and food services; and will receive approximately 6 hours of work experience.

Objectives and Goals

-       Food Services: Students will learn about food safety and cooking for a large group by cooking and serving a meal to past speakers and mentors during our first annual Mentor Appreciation Celebration.

-       Hospitality: Students will participate in activities that will teach the importance of good customer service, housekeeping and sales.

-       Common Household Maintenance: Students will learn from experienced mentors about common tools and maintenance techniques one might need in future employment or in many other aspects of life..

-       Blindness Skills: YES Programs provides students with the opportunity to practice alternative techniques, problem-solving skills, independent travel methods, literacy and time/organizational/house-hold Management, and much more.

If you are interested in participating in the December YES Weekend Workshops, please contact your Department of Rehabilitation counselor to discuss workshop attendance and authorization.  The cost to attend the entire YES Weekend Workshop is $950 per student and $550 for students that can only attend Saturdays portion of the program.  If you have any questions or would like additional information about the December YES Weekend Workshop, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Program Coordinator, by email at or by phone at 415-694-7372.

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