SCHERERVILLE | The Tri-town Rotary (Schererville, St. John and Dyer) was proud to host Rebecca Gromala, West Lake supervisor of the West Lake Special Education Cooperative, as the featured speaker on Tuesday, October Nov. 29, at the organization’s weekly meeting at Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville. Gromala spoke about the Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP) that serves the Lake Central School Corporation and Town of Munster.
“TAP is a program that meets the needs of students 18-22 years of age with disabilities by offering them community based vocational, social and independent living activities including on-the-job training, independent living skills and community outings,” Gromala explained. “The program allows students to participate in unpaid internships, receive training to gain skills needed to live as independently as possible, and engage in a variety of activities within their communities to gain daily living and leisure life skills that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives,” she added.
From their work experience, students develop workplace responsibility, establish professional contacts for future employment and establish positive work attitudes and habits. Employer benefits include opportunities to provide community service, reduce the cost of recruitment and training, and receive free company advertising. Companies interested in hiring TAP students can contact Gromala at 219.836.7303.