Special Education teacher Mr. David Bobak said 15 students are participating in the co-op on site at the new lab. Students have the option of selecting from one of five tasks when in the lab: Consumer/Service, Construction/Industrial, Computer Technology, Processing/Production, and Business/Marketing.
When in the lab, they will practice the procedures involves with their selected task. Each student has a work record that will be used to clock them in and out and keep track of which tasks they performed in the lab.– participate in a school-to-work program, spending their afternoons at PittMoss learning valuable employment skills from the production line.
Students also learn how to inventory supplies needed for each delivery of product as well as the products they are exporting.
PittMoss General Manager, Mr. BJ Rankin, said he was pleased to be working with the school as part of the co-op program. Students who participate in a co-op with PittMoss or any other businesses in the region are paid by the Beaver County Job Training Center for their work.
Mr. Rankin presented the school with a check for $1,605. The money was raised through the generosity of local business and industry. He said he received a huge response from the community when he put out the call to donate to the co-op program. “The community really came together on this one. I had set a goal of raising $1,000 and was able to exceed it. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the school and we’re hoping to develop something even bigger in the future.”
Companies who contributed: Beemac Trucking, A.W. Property maintenance and Remodeling New Brighton, Erics excavating & Landscaping Raccoon Twp., S&S Fasteners INC, Ambridge, Glat Auto Detailing, Global-Pak, Hussey Performance Copper Gaskets,Ambridge, ODBQ, River Harbour Marina, Bridgewater, Robinson Landscaping Services LLC Ambridge , Schlack's Landscaping Aliquippa, Twisted Trunk Properties LLC Ambridge, Scoot's Bar and Grill, Talerico's Bar & Grill, Pittmoss Ambridge, Ambridge Lumber Company
Photo Credit: Alan Freed Photography/ Ambridge Connection