Five Guys & PetSmart Delight Vocational Learners

Did anyone say lunch?
Did anyone say lunch?
PetSmart is always a welcome environment, especially where the pet adoption area is located.
PetSmart is always a welcome environment, especially where the pet adoption area is located.

As the College and Career Ready Coach at Walt Whitman High School, Mr. Rob Callahan is always looking for new ways to integrate all of our school community in his quest to introduce students to the real working world. So when he was speaking with Whitman’s Special Education teacher Ms. Angela Cucciniello about her Life Skills Vocational Program that runs the Whitman School store, he was already formulating a plan for them to visit some of our local businesses.

On a day that included some career path exploration along with furthering their socialization skills, a group of Ms. Cucciniello’s students, along with Mr. Callahan visited PetSmart to learn about the various job opportunities they offer. Anyone familiar with that area knows that a hundred yards away, a familiar aroma fills the air, emanating from Five Guys Burgers and Fries. This group of students is accustomed to fulfilling orders and giving change, running their school store, but now it was their turn to place their order and pay. Thank you Five Guys and PetSmart for helping show our students how an efficient operation works.