NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) It's a chance to learn more about a certain career.
Mentoring Week for Arkansans with Disabilities wrapped up on Friday. Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts student Megan Whitaker sharpened her trade at one of her favorite restaurants, Olive Garden.
"I'm sure I could get a lot learning from here like management skills and how they run the restaurant," says Megan Whitaker who was being mentored by Olive Garden trainer Lisa Bullock.
"Olive Garden wants to provide a stage to connect with the community," says Bullock.
This is the 10th year for Mentoring Week in Arkansas and 19 individuals participated by shadowing people of different careers.
"Mentoring week is about allowing a person with a disability to experience the rigors of a particular job," says Leonard Boyle, the coordinator of Mentoring Week. Boyle is also the executive director of the Arkansas Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities.
Bullock showed Whitaker around the kitchen, how to use the hostess computer, and she also went through the duties of being a server.
"She's been amazing and been a joy this morning," says Bullock.