Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL)
The Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL) program provides students with disabilities, aged 16 - 22, with work readiness training and paid work experience. SEAL is a statewide strategy that includes employability skills training and paid work experience for students with disabilities.
Creating pathways to employment for students with disabilities
Last year, more than 1,500 students across Texas participated in SEAL and worked in positions as design graphics assistants, customer service representatives, peer counselors and others, with 600 employers. The Austin-area program launched in 2017, with 34 youth interning at CVS, HEB, Double Tree, Hope Family Thrift Store, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Here in Austin, Colton Head participated in SEAL in 2017 and gained confidence through his work experience. Read Colton’s story here.
Are you a student interested in learning more about SEAL? Contact Goodwill Central Texas at 512.348.8289 or SummerEarnandLearn@goodwillcentraltexas.org for more information.