Go Grocery Programs Helps People With Special Needs Train for Jobs
BY KRISTOPHER GEE – SPECTRUM NEWS 1
PUBLISHED 2:41 PM ET NOV. 06, 2019 UPDATED 3:31 PM ET NOV. 06, 2019
New Horizons, Albertsons/Vons grocery stores, and the CA Department of Rehabilitation have been partnering on a new program called Go Grocery.
It’s a 10-week program that helps clients with special needs (ages 16-22) learn the skills required to work in the grocery and retail industries.
Trevor Harris is the Go Grocery Training Manager at New Horizons where a mock-up grocery store is used as a training classroom.
“Basically, we wanted to recreate the mini-mart or grocery store in a way that would familiarize our clients with the day-to-day operations, give them some hands-on training,” explained Harris. “It all serves to help them with all those different types of activities that they’d be doing on the job.”