50 kids complete Summer Earn and Learn Program - FOX34 Lubbock

50 kids complete Summer Earn and Learn Program

LUBBOCK, Texas -

More than 50 students received certificates from the South Plains Workforce Solutions Summer Earn and Learn Program. 

The program is designed for those with disabilities. Over five weeks, each student worked and average of 25 hours per-week. 

It's mission helps meet the needs of the region's employers for a highly skilled workforce by educating and preparing workers.

"I think, not only does it just help the students, but it also helps the employers. And it also helps with the community to identify that we have kids that just happen to have a disability but they're successful in employment," Robert Gatiln, the Vocational Rehabilitation manager for Texas Workforce Solutions, said. 

Gatiln said several students were offered full-time positions after completing the program. 

More than 30 businesses participated in the years SEAL Program. 


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