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As the school year draws to a close, it is time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and all those who supported them in their successes. The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf would like to publicly thank local businesses for supporting our students in working toward their Occupational Course of Study diplomas. To earn this diploma, students are required to complete “competitive employment hours,” which means they must perform work in a business as if they were an employee.
This year, there were seven Wilson businesses that partnered with us: Pizza Inn on Ward Boulevard, Food Lion in Brentwood, Roses, The SPOT, Food Lion on Lipscomb Road, Food Lion on Tarboro Street and Wilson Community College.
This is a collaborative effort by the owners of the businesses, the managers, the on-site supervisors and all the employees who assist the students during their work time.
Thank you, Wilson, and we look forward to working with you again next year!
The writer is job coach at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.