OLS College Program Goes National
Occupational Life Skills program offers training and an associate’s degree for
students with learning disabilities. Since December of 2006, BC has been
offering the OLS program to students in the Bellevue community. The program
helps students develop their pathway, expand their interpersonal skills,
volunteer in their community and participate in internships.
Recently two other
schools, the Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, and the Northwest Arkansas
Community College in Bentonville have explored creating OLS programs of their
own to provide opportunities for education to more people within their
community. Both schools will be running pilot programs in the fall.
BC’s OLS National
Director Marci Muhlestein said “we are giving other colleges an opportunity to
replicate this program and have the same successes, which means more adults
employed around the nation."
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