Mock Business Work Experience
The mock businesses include the Grocery Store, Cafe, Post Office, Bank, and Medical Offices. Young adults practice money, time, budget, using a cash register, filling out applications, making grocery lists, bagging groceries taking inventory, writing a check, addressing envelops, along with other functional forms, resumes, mock interviews and other employable skills.
Young adults also practice greeting and assisting customers, appropriately waiting in line, asking for assistance.
This has been a wonderful format to assist young adults in achieving employable skills in a fun and realistic way!
The PLACE Market
Cashier and bagger greet and assist customers. Stock people greet and assist customers, clean, face the shelves and put products back on shelves.
Customers make a list add up the total, decide how much they need to make the purchase and how much change they will get back. After they make their purchase, they deduct the amount from their budget.
The PLACE Cafe
Host and Hostess greet and seat customers; Chef makes simple meals; Customers place their orders with the waitress/waiter and enjoy a bite sized snack.
PLACE Post Office
The post office clerk assists customers with getting their mail, getting stamps and/or postcards and sending letters. Customers write letters to to friends and businesses.
Filling out a deposit slip Filling out a withdrawal slip Going to the Bank
PLACE Medical Office
Asking for PLACE Medical Card Eye Exam