Job Olympics

Job Olympics 2022!

March 31, 2022

Update:  We are waiting to hear from JCCC regarding their guidance and protocols due to COVID-19.  Once we receive this information, we will know how many students we can host at the event.  

1. Masks must be worn by all attendees.

2. Capacity reduced to 70% (650 attendees including participants, staff, and volunteers)

 

We will once again offer the opportunity for schools and school districts to host Job Olympics within their buildings this year if they choose not to attend at JCCC or our capacity limits do not allow a school to attend.  In this instance, we will offer all scoring guides and ribbons to schools just as we did last year for the "Virtual" Job Olympics. 

 

Job Olympics is a competition developed to promote transition and employability skills for a broad spectrum of high school students in special education. Job Olympics brings together over 500 students from 40 different schools throughout the area. Competitions representing actual job and employment situations are judged by business people from the community and professionals in education. At the awards ceremony, the top schools and competitors will be recognized with ribbons, medals and trophies.

 

Schools can Register/ENTER LOTTERY HERE for 2022.  Link closes at 11:59PM on November 15th. Schools will be contacted by November 30th regarding their lottery status. 

 

Questions can be sent to: info@advocacyinmotion.org 

 

Download 2022 Event list

 

In 2021:
Why We Are Going Virtual:
We have had ongoing communication with the Dean of JCCC regarding this event and the use of the space at JCCC. Currently the campus is on “step 3” of their return plan, which is only core teaching and learning functions for campus operations with 80% of courses still online.  This is the anticipated plan for the campus for Spring 2021 and the “foreseeable future.”  Therefore, they do not believe it will be possible to host the Job Olympics event as scheduled for March 25, 2021. By going Virtual  students will compete within their schools using the practice items they are familiar with.  Job Olympics will provide medals and ribbons to be awarded to students at each school based on their performance in the competitions.  We will provide an online spreadsheet and scoring rubrics that can be used to enter performance of each student to calculate the results. 

 

 

Be a Job Olympics Sponsor!


Download a Sponsorship letter and form

Advocacy In Motion, Inc. (AIM), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. We believe in real work for real pay, but finding meaningful employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor.  The Job Olympics competition was developed to promote transition and employability skills for a broad spectrum of high school students in special education.  Job Olympics brings together over 500 students from 33 different schools throughout the area.  Competitions representing actual job and employment situations are judged by business people from the community and professionals in education.  At the awards ceremony, the top schools and competitors will be recognized with ribbons, medals and trophies.  

 

We ask that you consider being an event sponsor of one of our 28 employment skill events.  Students with special needs have spent months practicing for these competitions in skill categories that align with their strengths and interests.  We would love the opportunity to allow these candidates to showcase their skills in front of potential community employers like you!

 

Event Info

 

8:30AM-11:00AM - Competitions

11:00AM-11:45AM - Lunch

11:30AM -  Mascot Presentation.

11:45AM-1:00PM -  Awards in Yardley Hall

2:00PM - Dismissal

Intensive (Pre-Basic) (All envets in this group only)

Bag Stuffing                       

Sorting Laundry                   

Sorting Silverware               

Table Setting

Wiping Tables                    

Vacuum                            

 

Basic/Advanced                  

A  Bagging Groceries

B  Bussing & Setting

  Change Amounts Video

B  Coin Recognition Video

A  Computer Applications Computer App Template

A   Custodial  

B  Folding Napkins     Video 

B  Folding Towels/Washcloth  washcloth video

B  Host/Hostess

A  Job Application - Advanced

                 Job application Advanced Practice

B  Job Application -  Basic

               Job Application Basic Practice

A  Job Interview -  Advanced

B  Job Interview - Basic

A  Making Change Video

A   Phone Messages

B  Product Matching Picture of event

A  Role Play

A  Sorting Mail

A  Stocking Groceries

A  Stuff/Label Envelopes -  Advanced Video

B  Stuff/Label Envelopes - Basic