There is an organization serving our area that offers on the job training skills for students who qualify for special education. That group is The Southeast Texas Cooperative. Students enrolled in the program receive on the job training from businesses that also participates in the program. Students enrolled in the program can also earn credits toward their high school graduation. The students enrolled in the program learn about the importance of following workplace rules; add to their social skills by learning behaviors that are proper in the workplace. The students must also demonstrate acceptable performance in both the work place and in the classroom. One goals of the program is to promote high quality instruction in the area of vocational employability, as well as independent living skills. Information we have received indicate school districts who are members of the Southeast Texas Cooperative for Special Services are as follows: Devers, Hardin, Hull-Daisetta, Liberty and Tarkington. According to the program coordinator Lee Waldrop, quote “this program is open to both juniors and seniors, who want to work. It gives them a taste for what it is like to work” unquote. Program coordinator Lee Waldrop can be reached at 936-336-8701. His office is located at 1600 Grand Avenue in Liberty.