The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District's Community Based Instruction Programs received a Michigan Transition Services Association Mini-Grant to start a papermaking program in 2005.
Students from our Community Based Instruction sites of Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville and students from the Ottawa Area Center are using this opportunity as a volunteer work site. The students participate in jobs from the beginning of the process by sorting, shredding, and bagging the paper to be recycled. They also work on the line through various jobs of dipping, framing, vacuuming, running the switch, hanging paper, and rolling. Students also take time to participate by the gluing in of the inserts, packaging, and selling of the products. The cards are for sale at Ottawa Area Center, City On A Hill Papermaking, Revive, Ditto's, Wolfs Den at Careerline Tech Center and different locations in the community. The business' support is greatly appreciated. Staff and students are having fun learning and performing the various jobs that Papermaking has to offer. Papermaking 101 is located in at Zeeland City On A Hill in Zeeland, Michigan.