Local Special Education School Partners with No Fuss Lunch

Local Special Education School Partners with No Fuss Lunch

The Structured Learning Experience Program offered at The Calais School provides students with supervised activities designed to assist them to explore and define career goals, build workplace-readiness skills, or seek career area field experience. Depending on student grade level, SLE will occur in school or off-campus at one of twelve different work locations.
At No Fuss Lunch, students are learning basic food & safety information; how to handle food safely, proper use of various kitchen equipment, cleaning and sanitation as well as personal hygiene. Each week, Calais students and their job coaches travel to Hawthorne, NJ where they work in a 10,000 square foot facility set up with industrial
grade equipment. Students assist No Fuss Lunch staff assemble fresh, wholesome boxed lunches. During the school year, No Fuss Lunch puts out over 2,000 lunches each day.
When asked about the partnership, Calais’s SLE Coordinator Lisa Vallo stated, “We are really excited about the job skills and exposure of this new opportunity. Students will learn all aspects of the business from food prep related concerns like cross-contamination to more organizational and financial concerns such as purchasing, inventory, storage and managing deadlines.”
The Calais School is a special education private school for students in grades K through 12 Plus with multiple learning disabilities as well as anxiety, mood, behavior and autism spectrum disorders. The SLE program is an integral component of the Transition & Career Services we offer that engages students in the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

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