It's tough to find a job when you're still just a kid but having a disability makes it even harder.  But for some students ages 16-21 in school, and who are enrolled in an individual education plan or 504 Plan, help is coming this summer.

The Washington State Department / Division of Vocational Rehabilitation has teamed up with local education agencies and other partners to develop a plan to provide students with disabilities pre-employment transition services to help them prepare for the world of work.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers and Northwest Community Action Center is looking for 46 youth to participate in this program.

The program is a comprehensive package including paid job and career training, 100 summer work hours, educational assistance, a pre-employment skills class, certification and credentials, and job search assistance. Students will also have the opportunity to attend field trips to colleges & tech schools.

Interested in-school youth can pick up an application at Northwest Community Action Center in Toppenish, WorkSource Yakima, WorkSource Ellensburg, or WorkSource Sunnyside.

Ask for the DVR Summer Youth Employment Program Application. For more information, call Cristal Reyes at (509)865-7630 ext. 2759.

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