2024 Work Simulation Competition

2024 Work Simulation Competition

Teacher's Pets Treats

James Buchanan High School
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Life Skills

Students in Ms. Wilt's class have created a Pet Treat Business and are responsible for every step of the process. From participating in developing the order form to research and trial of different flavors of treats, these students do it all! Students participate in counting orders, stamping bags, reading a recipe, determining ingredients, plan for amounts needed, and helping shop for items. Then they work in groups to prep oven, measure, mix, use cookie cutters, bake, bag, deliver and count and collect money. The goal of the project is to learn basic life skills related to planning and executing a task, safety in the kitchen, cooking, customer service, and money management. The intention of the project is to earn enough money to take life skills related trips. The students are hoping to make enough to go as a class to an area restaurant.

About the Digitability Work Simulation Program

Digitability believes that skills are best learned through real-world experience and application. That’s why Digitability created the Work Simulation Program: a complete curriculum that teaches work-ready skills in a hands-on way you won’t find anywhere else.

After choosing their classroom’s Work Simulation project, students are “hired” for jobs and begin practicing workplace behavior, managing tasks, using tech skills for independence, self-advocating, self-regulating and more. 

Digitability Work Simulations include Bankability, a virtual banking and workplace behavior program where students earn virtual dollars when they exhibit behaviors that will make them successful in the workplace and increase their independence. Using those dollars earned, students experience a modern banking app while learning the fundamentals of budgeting concepts such as earning, spending, and saving.

For more information about how you can bring Digitability’s award-winning program to your school or organization and join in with a Work Simulation Project of your own, click here.