The Tampa Bay Times

27 Apr

Last week we were so excited about being featured in the Tampa Bay Times!

Click here to see the article on their website.  The students were thrilled to read the story and to see their names in print.  One of them said, “I can’t believe our store is so popular!”

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After the excitement died down, we shifted our focus to our upcoming golf tournament. The parent board at our school, Woodlawn Community Academy, is sponsoring a charity golf tournament on May 4th to raise funds for our  transition program.  We’ve been asked to set up a drink stand on the course.  This will be our very first public event and we can’t wait.  We spent this week perfecting our customer service skills for the event.

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We developed a script for closing out sales.  In class, we practiced ringing up orders and making eye contact at appropriate points in the conversation.  Everyone had a turn playing both the employee and the customer. During our weekly shifts at the Swanky Swine, we practiced with real customers.  Everyone has learned so much this year and it was great watching them put their new skills to work.

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If you are interested in being a part of our golf tournament you can click here to find our more information.  As of today, there are over 100 golfers registered! If you are already signed up, be sure to stop by hole 14 where we will be selling several flavors of lemonade, swanky swine sugar cookies, bacon bourbon brownies and of course our Swanky Swag.  See you there!

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