hireAbility summer interns work in the cat room at the Animal Adoption Center in Lindenwold, NJ.

Before attending Camden County College this fall, hireAbility participants Keighley and Rommel learned job skills as interns at the Animal Adoption Center in Lindenwold, NJ.

JEVS hireAbility is an affiliate agency of JEVS Human Services that offers programs in PA and NJ, to help teens and adults with disabilities with employment services and support in becoming part of the community.

Students in the program select their interests and complete a Career Cluster to explain the duties and schooling needed for the interests they selected. Keighley and Rommel were chosen for this summer internship by their counselor at Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. With support from hireAbility employment specialist, Karen, Keighley and Rommel both worked a total of 100 hours at the Animal Adoption Center!

Check out this video of Rommel explaining the color codes used to describe the dogs’ personalities.  He is hoping to continue on-the-job training at the adoption center after the summer internship.

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