Pilot program in the Bronx helps special needs students get career ready
A nonprofit program from the Institute of Career Development (ICD) that started in September at Discovery High School as well as at Richmond Hill High School in Queens is aiming to help special needs students get a jumpstart.
The goal of the program is to prepare students to transition from school to a future career.
In addition to job placement, students are taught interview prep, the importance of eye contact and handshakes and are given the tools to get a job.
The ICD said next year they plan to launch similar programs in two more schools, one in Manhattan and another in Brooklyn with the ultimate goal of one day being in every New York City public school.