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Posted Apr 30th, 2013

Securis in the Community – Council for Exceptional Children

Securis is pleased to share that the company was recently recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children and received their 2013 Special Education Business Award.

In 2005, Securis began a partnership with a local high school to help students with disabilities obtain work experience and learn new skills. Since then, more than 100 students have learned from and worked with the team, some even earning internships and jobs.

Securis embraces the components of work-based learning and provides weekly seminars for students.  Topics include career exploration, work-related training, social skills, business etiquette, and information about the company itself.  Students that need more support are given opportunities to use their fine motor skills.  More independent students may learn data entry, how to track inventory and learn to disassemble computers.

Securis dedicates approximately 40 hours a month to its students in the work setting and provides each with a company uniform, safety equipment, and their own hand tools.

The program has made a difference for many students, including J.E., who initially participated in a supported work experience disassembling computers.  He reported that being at Securis was the best part of his day and the reason that he came to school.

The Council for Exceptional Children’s full press release

The CEC 2013 Award Ceremony:  Convention & Expo’s Opening General Session
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio

Andrew Portare, Securis’ VP Operations receiving the 2013 Special Education Business Award

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