Fenner Drives, a local production company; Cape Fear Vocational Services; NC Vocational Rehabilitation; and New Hanover County Schools are working together to place students into paid internships. This program assists students as they to go through an interview process with one of the production managers. Of the interviewees two are chosen to work for the semester gaining knowledge and work ethics to preparing them for competitive employment. Cape Fear Vocational Services supports the students on the days they work to ensure they are learning the job tasks as well as create tools for the students for them to be successful on the job. Ashley is one of the Laney High students chosen for the paid internship program last year at Fenner Drives and spent two semesters working and learning how to operate some of the machinery. Program participant, Ashley was offered a part time position with Fenner Drives, after her paid internship and continues to perform at an outstanding rate of production. People at Fenner Drives are very welcoming to our students. One of the coworkers mentioned “Ashley brings a smile to my face every time she walks in the door”. Cape Fear Vocational Services is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be working with Fenner Drives, NC Vocational Rehabilitation, and New Hanover Schools to give these students an amazing experience.