2018-11-09 / Education

Student construction job training program expands, wins two state awards



BOOM (Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands), a highly successful construction job training program for special needs students in Richland One, Richland Two, and Lexington-Richland Five, recently won the Program of the Year Award from the S.C. Division on Career Development and Transition. Pictured (l-r) at the October 2 award ceremony are Laura Spears, transition coordinator for S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department; Jewel Canty, Richland One transition advisor; Angenitta Bounds, Richland One transition consultant; Joan Yacobi, Richland Two special services coordinator; Dr. Angie Slatton, Lexington/Richland 5 special services director; Vince Earls, program director for Industrial and Trades Programs at Midlands Technical College; Allen Olson, BOOM instructor at Midlands Technical College; and Sarah Park, Richland Two transition specialist. Contributed by Richland One Schools BOOM (Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands), a highly successful construction job training program for special needs students in Richland One, Richland Two, and Lexington-Richland Five, recently won the Program of the Year Award from the S.C. Division on Career Development and Transition. Pictured (l-r) at the October 2 award ceremony are Laura Spears, transition coordinator for S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department; Jewel Canty, Richland One transition advisor; Angenitta Bounds, Richland One transition consultant; Joan Yacobi, Richland Two special services coordinator; Dr. Angie Slatton, Lexington/Richland 5 special services director; Vince Earls, program director for Industrial and Trades Programs at Midlands Technical College; Allen Olson, BOOM instructor at Midlands Technical College; and Sarah Park, Richland Two transition specialist. Contributed by Richland One Schools

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