Alyssa was a student who benefited from an individualized education program (IEP) in high school but was unsure of her path after graduation. She decided work was her best option. Alyssa completed a 10-week paid internship with the Staples Program. The Staples Training Program through Ability KC helped offer over 25 individuals with disabilities paid internships, resulting in skills that made them great candidates for employment. Through the program, Alyssa learned skills such as work ethic, teamwork and problem-solving as well as training for machine operation, packaging, stocking and shipping and receiving. She was offered a permanent position at the Staples Fulfillment Center.