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Horry County Students Practice Workforce Skills at Holiday Market

Oct 19, 2022

Ever wondered how to create and customize gifts for your friends and family? These students know how!

Students in the South Carolina High School Credential (SCHSC) program, formerly known as the Occupational Program, participate in school-based enterprises and other work-based learning as part of a set of classes referred to as Learners At Work. These students and their teachers hosted a Holiday Market at the Horry County Schools District Office on Wednesday, Oct. 19, where they showed off and sold products they made, such as door signs, t-shirts, ornaments, towels, bags, and more. They also offered to customize many of the items they had for sale, either immediately on-site or back at school, shipping products to customers once they were complete. This is the third year that the program has held this event.

The SCHSC program is present in all nine attendance-area high schools and is designed for students with special needs to gain the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workforce. Students in the program take several Learners At Work classes that help them prepare for job site placements in their communities at hotels, grocery stores, restaurants, police stations, and more. 

These job site learning experiences are in addition to the opportunities they have within their school to practice business skills, including creating products, working with customers, and handling money. Click here to read more about HCS’s High School Credential program.

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