DISTRICT PROGRAM TO TRAIN DISABLED ON COMPUTERS.
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A new Antelope Valley Union High School District The Antelope Valley Union High School District (A.V.U.H.S.D.) is located in the Antelope Valley area of California, in northern Los Angeles County.
The district includes eight public high schools, one trade school, and two continuation high schools in the cities of Palmdale program will train disabled teen-agers in computer technology and get them subsidized sub·si·dize
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1. To assist or support with a subsidy.
2. To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy. , temporary jobs in private industry this summer.
Funded by a $100,000 grant from NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Independent U.S. Dryden Flight Research Center The Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), located inside Edwards Air Force Base, is an aeronautical research center operated by NASA. On March 26, 1976 it was named in honor of the late Hugh L. , the district's Developing Realistic Education/High-Tech Activities to Make you Successful, or DREAMS, program focuses on disabled students already knowledgeable about computers and provides them training to improve their skills.
``It's an excellent opportunity for students with disabilities to get high-paying, high-tech jobs,'' said Mike LoPicolo, coordinator of the Work Ethics Career and Real-life Experiences Transition Program, of which DREAMS is a part. ``A lot of times a student with a disability may not have the skills to do math, science, social studies and those types of skills. But you would be surprised at some of the quality computer work that some of these kids can turn out.''
The district identified 269 students with some type of disability and computer skills. They were given applications for the program, and from those about 30 teens were picked for classes that start June 21.
Students had to have passing grades and present at least one letter of recommendation.
Taught by Chris Jensen Chris Jensen (born October 28, 1963 in Fort St. John, British Columbia) is a retired NHLer. He played for the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. External links
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NASA grant will pay for the instructors' salaries, the students' wages and workers' compensation workers' compensation, payment by employers for some part of the cost of injuries, or in some cases of occupational diseases, received by employees in the course of their work. insurance. Each student will earn about $1,000 working approximately 180 hours.
``It should be mandatory for every high school in the country,'' LoPicolo said.
Students during the three-week session will learn how to make resumes and how to dress for interviews. They will also go through mock interviews, and they will learn about work ethics. They will also take field trips to various businesses and listen to guest speakers.
``I was really excited to get the grant,'' LoPicolo said. ``It's really a great opportunity for the high school district and the community.''
Employers interested in using the teens can contact the WE CARE office at (661) 948-7655 Ext. 206.