Group cuts the ribbon on new project


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A dream come true for the Covered Bridge Special Education District in Terre Haute.

The organization held a ribbon cutting for a long-awaited project.

The program is called “EMPLOY.”

It means Exploring Meaningful Purposeful Living Options and Occupations for Young Adults.

EMPLOY is an extension if the Community Work Skills training program.

It allows students with special needs to prepare for gainful employment after they leave high school.

“We want to teach these kids independent living skills so they can work and function independently in our community. As well as vocational skills so they can gain paid employment in the long run,” Jeffery Blake, from the Covered Bridge Special Education District said.

The EMPLOY opinion includes mock apartments and classrooms.

Mike Ellis donated the Center City location.

Other local businesses will provide goods and services.