Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Great Idea for Special Needs!

A job to look forward to | Further |

"Special needs teachers can sometimes wonder what is the point of the work they do. They spend years providing students who have learning difficulties with the life skills to go out and find paid employment, only for them to end up in day-care centres or at home.

Sharon Gould and Jenny Carr felt like that. Both lecturers at Havering College in Essex, they felt nothing but frustration at seeing their hard work lead to nothing productive for their students.

So, two years ago, they set up the Rose project, designed to find jobs for their students with local employers. Now, it is growing beyond their wildest expectations. Forty students have found jobs with more than 20 local employers in a project that has had senior politicians beating a path to their door to find out more."