Job Olympics

Save the Date:  March 25, 2021

 

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.

 

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As of 4:00PM yesterday (3/12/2020), we were notified by the Dean of Johnson County Community College that this event has been CANCELED due to action steps taken by the university in response to COVID-19.  JCCC has closed their campus to all public events with only a small crew of staff reporting until the second week of April.  At this point, there is no opportunity to reschedule this event for the 2020 school year.   

OTHER INFORMATION

There are two options moving forward regarding your school registration and registration fees paid. 

 

Option 1:  You can choose to keep your school registered for the 2021 Job Olympics and fees that have been paid will be applied to the upcoming year.  This means that you will NOT need to re-register your school in October 2020.  You will be given the opportunity to update your students and events.   Registration fees that have been paid for 2020 will not be refunded, they will be applied to next year’s registration fees for your school.  

 

Option 2:  You may respond to this email and request a refund for registration fees paid by your school.  Your school will need to Re-Register for the 2021 Job Olympics in October 2020.  

Please provide the following information to complete your refund:

School Name:

School Contact:

Mailing Address for Refund:

Make Check Payable to:

 

Please Note:  If your school has NOT paid the registration fee for THIS year (2020), your school MUST Re-Register for Job Olympics 2021 when notified in OCTOBER. 

 

 

Be a Job Olympics Volunteer!

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Be an event judge! - We encourage students,  professionals from the disability field, community members and employers to sign-up as a judge.  You will interact with students one-on-one and use a rubric to evaluate student performance of the job skill.  Please only sign-up for one event.

 

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Be an event Captain! - Event Captains must be an educator, paraprofessional, or previous captain at Job Olympics.  The Captain will train the volunteer judges of the event and manage check-in of students at the specified event.  Please only sign-up for one event.

 

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Be a General Volunteer! - General volunteers assist with the management of the event, which includes set-up, clean-up, registration, awards ceremony and directing participants at the event.

 

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

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Be an event judge! - We encourage students,  professionals from the disability field, community members and employers to sign-up as a judge.  You will interact with students one-on-one and use a rubric to evaluate student performance of the job skill.  Please only sign-up for one event.

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Be an event Captain! - Event Captains must be an educator, paraprofessional, or previous captain at Job Olympics.  The Captain will train the volunteer judges of the event and manage check-in of students at the specified event.  Please only sign-up for one event.