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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Job training program teaches work and life skills to special education students


January 11, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Keely Good, right, shows Carter Hammer how to use the cash register at River's Mouth Resale. Both students participate in the on-the-job training program coordinated by the high school. Several businesses in town work with the program to provide part-time work experience for the students.

Keely Good excitedly showed her friend Carter Hammer around the thrift store, pointing out where various items could be found. After that, she showed him how to ring up customers with the cash register.

For the past semester, Keely and Carter have both worked at different businesses around town as part of Wrangell High School's special education class on-the-job training program to help them gain work and life skills for after they graduate.

The schools have always had some form of job training for general education students, but last year, Ryan Howe, director of the special education progr...

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