Career Link support program aids students in the Jim Thorpe district
A representative of the Career Link support program, the Carbon County service which offers help with job searches, met with Jim Thorpe school directors to discuss opportunities to aid the students.
Oscar Santizo works in correlation with Human Resources Center (HRC), focusing on aiding people, specifically people with any kind of disability, find a job.
"I work finding jobs for people with disabilities. One of our main concerns being in the school district is the 10th, 11th, and 12th graders that are disabled, and are facing an uncertain future," stated Santizo.
He discussed how students with disabilities worry about what they're going to do after graduation.
At Career Link, there are many programs that aid people in job searches, dealing with employer's, applications, resumes, and interviews. The HRC focuses these aspects on people with disabilities, especially students.
Aside from aiding students on job searches and resumes, Career Link also works on common courtesies. An example of this would be working with a student on having better eye-to-eye contact with employers.
This program and others at Career Link are available for anyone to utilize. Santizo explained that Career Link wants to work with any student in the district that would like some help.
"We would be more than happy to meet here, meet at the school, or meet at their homes just to explain to them what possibilities are out there," he said.