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Posted Apr 14th, 2011

Securis, Helping to Improve Students’ Future

For the past four years, a team of students and job coaches from Fairfax County high schools have been assisting Securis’s workforce. It has been Securis’s effort to encourage community work programs in order to boost involvement and reach out to the community. ThisFor the past four years, a team of students and job coaches from Fairfax County high schools have been assisting Securis’s workforce. It has been Securis’s effort to encourage community work programs in order to boost involvement and reach out to the community.

This experience allows them to gauge the levels of expectations for their work and productivity. Companies, such as Securis, that are involved in their community employ or provide school sponsored internships for these young adults and teach them skills that they can take into the workforce. Securis gladly facilitates these opportunities for those students who wish to expand their horizons.

Fairfax County Public School created this course for middle and high school students with disabilities that emphasizes:

Personal awareness
Career exploration
Work expectations
High school WAT concentrates on in-depth career exploration and job seeking and keeping skills; in-school and community work experiences help students extend their exploration and work readiness skills. WAT teachers instruct students with disabilities based on their individual needs. Each high school’s Employment and Transition representative supports the WAT course in matching students with work experiences in the school and community.

Securis sees this type of program as an opportunity to support these students in skill building. This skill-oriented education allows them to explore what they may want to do in the future. The students seek this proper guidance to point them in the right direction.

The students have learned to appreciate that it is not the number of hours you work but the knowledge you take away from the process. “Securis believes in utilizing and contributing to community efforts. This program is the perfect fit—for Securis and for the students,” said Jeremy Farber, President of Securis, Inc.

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