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Special needs students on attachment at Courts

Special needs students on attachment at Courts

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Courts St Vincent Limited has proven that disability is not inability by taking, on attachment, four students from the School for Children with Special Needs.

The students — Andrick Arthur, Jamal Mitchell, Daleesha Anderson and Nigel Quashie are on a one-month attachment and have been assigned to the bargain centre, sales department, credit sanction department and head office respectively.{{more}}

Courts Commercial manager Lisa Veira indicated that the students, between the ages of 18 and 20 years old, are quite competent and have been capably accomplishing the tasks that they have been assigned.

“Andrick, Jamal and Daleesha are hearing impaired; however, they are computer literate and also skilled in filing. They can also read lips if you speak to them slowly, or you can write to them if you have questions.

“Nigel, who is assigned to the head office is a bit slow in learning, but is able to communicate on a level that is acceptable for his assignment.

“These students will be with us until February 12, 2016. They will be rotated and assigned to a different department every week so that they will have a well-rounded learning experience while they’re with us.”

Veira said that the initiative was Courts’ way of helping the students receive on-the-job experience, which would make them better able to contribute to society, and also gives Courts the chance to give back to the community.

Nichol Delpesche, a past student of the School for Children With Special Needs, has been a full time employee of Courts since 2010.