Thank you to our participating businesses—past, present & future!
Interested in becoming a partner in our program? Call Tonya Robinson at 518-561-0100 ext. 347 to learn more.
Employer: Sam’s Club–Sam’s Club is a very large store with many different areas to work in, making it a good learning environment for our students. In the café, they are asked to fold pizza boxes, wash tables, make pizzas and fill any supplies that are needed. In the bakery, students may prepare products to be baked, box or wrap finished products, or label and stock products. Students also learn to rotate stock on the shelves. Additionally, students can fold clothes, stock produce, stock books, or zone many different areas. Customer service skills are often practiced as students may be required to help customers find merchandise. Students work directly with Sam’s Club employees and they love having us there as much as our students love working there. Sam’s Club has hired CVES graduates that have worked there and gained experience through the work experience program.
Employer: Kinney Drugs (Military Turnpike) – Kinney Drugs has been a community business supporter of our program for the last 10 years. Students at times, work beside the store manager and other staff. Students help with putting away grocery totes, pulling out-dates, facing and cleaning shelves, doing price verification/ mark downs, breaking down seasonal sections, pricing merchandise, and doing cart retrieval. This is a very busy site with many customers coming and going. Kinney Drugs gives our students the opportunity to not only learn basic retail skills but also customer service and social skills.
Employer: Meadowbrook – Meadowbrook nursing home supports our students in both the laundry area as well as the dish room. The Laundry area benefits students who need repetitious work. Students work independently or at times may assist staff. Students help with folding towels, washcloths, bath sheets, Johnny gowns, isolation gowns, soak pads, pillow cases, flat and fitted sheets, blankets and bedspreads. Students need to fold and sort it by putting it on the proper cart, labeled by floors. All tasks must be done in a timely manner. Meadowbrook has been a longtime supporter of our program, employing CVES graduates.
Meadowbrook dish room is a small condensed and very fast paced area. Students work alongside staff assisting with putting away clean dishes, emptying food trays, washing down dining cart, and breaking down cardboard. Students must familiarize themselves with proper placement and area for dishes. Students may also go into the kitchen and help with plating up desserts and juices. Additionally, students may set up table for the next meal in the dining room. This site is a great opportunity for our students to learn and practice team work skills and time management skills.
Past Employers: Pray’s, Stewarts, Price Chopper, Vilas Home, TJ Maxx, Kmart, Little Caesar’s, Clinton Dining Hall, Algonquin Dining Hall, Michigan Plus, Hannaford, Walmart, Big Lots, Fastenal, Buffalo Jeans, Vfras, Studley Printing, Tractor Supply and more!