Thursday, May 6, 2010

Innovative UIS job program underway

On the outside Shauna Horn looks like your average student studying for finals week, but inside Shauna is suffering from a number of disabilities.

The Office of Disability Services at UIS wants to help students like Shauna through the Journey2Jobs program.

“We just want to make this a program where students learn what they need to do to be employable, because when you get out in the real world they don’t hire you because you have a disability or don’t have a disability. They hire you because of the skills you have to do the job,” said Susy Woods, visiting director of the Office of Disability Services.

The Journey2Jobs program was featured by WICS-TV 20 on May 5, 2010.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website