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Harrison HS Work Program Helps Students Hone Job Skills

Posted On October 10, 2017

Press release by Southwest Local School District

(Harrison, Oh.) – Searching for a special treat for your canine friend? Want to encourage students as they hone employment skills? Then the homemade dog biscuits by students in WHHHS’ Wildcat Work Experience might be what you’re looking for.

The Wildcat Work Experience provides students opportunities to explore different careers by immersing them into the Greater Harrison community. “Several local companies enlist students to work side by side with their employees in order to gain employability skills,” says Jamie Johnson, special education intervention specialist. “The skills they develop at these local businesses help the students obtain jobs in the community after graduation.”

In addition to the community experiences, the students also perform jobs within the high school, which is in the Southwest Local School District. The latest venture for the students is running their own business, Wild West Biscuits.

The students prepare, bake, assemble and sell specialty dog biscuits. Spent grains from West Side Brewery are used in the process, with all proceeds supporting the program

The “Wild West Biscuits” are now available at The Spaw, The Gray Oak, and Village Pharmacy.

For more information about the Wildcat Work Experience or the biscuits, contact wildwestbiscuits@gmail.com.