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From JoDell Ritchea

By Staff | Jun 15, 2016

To The Editor,

On behalf of the Special Education Department of Wetzel County Schools, we express our sincerest appreciation to some area businesses that have contributed to the education of several of our students.

The Community Based Work Study Program is an opportunity for many students to learn valuable work skills in an actual community business setting, thus utilizing the business as a “classroom.” With the generous support and donation of quality time provided by these employers, our students have gained many important skills such as organization, time management, self-confidence, work ethics, and self initiative. These skills have added greatly to their employability in the “real world.”

Participating businesses this year were: New Martinsville Health Care Center, New Martinsville School, Mike’s Auto, Wetzel County Hospital, Wetzel County Bus Garage, Wetzel County Center for Children and Families, Wetzel County Board of Education Office, Little Lambs Pre-School at the New Martinsville United Methodist Church, New Martinsville Parks & Recreation, Salvation Army, First Christian Church, Community Breakfast at The Lighthouse Church, Veterinarian Dr. Meckley, West Virginia Extension Office, and Wetzel County Court House.

Again, we would like to say “Thank You” to these local businesses. You have truly made a difference in these students lives.

If your business would like to participate in this worthwhile program please contact me at 304-771-0878.

JoDell Ritchea

Wetzel County Schools Job Coach