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Project Search Graduation 2015Project Search is a one-year internship for students with disabilities who have completed their academic career. Interns participate in three internships during each year which teaches transferable and marketable job skills. The goal for each intern is competitive employment. The program takes place in a business setting outside of the high school world. Interns and mentors are encouraged to practice total immersion in the business setting.

Who May Apply
1. Students who have finished their high school credits
2. Students who have completed their academic career

Workplace Skills Interns Are Learning:
• Food preparation
• Cleaning fitness equipment
• Basic computer skills
• Cooking
• Email, digital communication
• Equipment repair
• Stock supplies
• Janitorial duties
• Framing/plaques
• Banquet set up/tear down
• Housekeeping
• Fold and sort clothes
• Working with produce
• Laundry

Benefits To The Students:
• Diversity of job placements
• Learn competitive, transferable and marketable job skills
• Increase independence, confidence and self-esteem
• Receive direct support from job coaches while learning job
• Develop relationship with outside agencies such a Vocational Rehabilitation, SCDDO, and Goodwill

How to Get Involved/Hire a Project Search Intern
For more information about our interns and to meet them, please contact Nicki Seeley at (316) 304-5890.

Join the Project Search Business Advisory Council (BAC)
To learn more about our upcoming BAC, please contact Sue Wilson at (316) 554-8004
   
Click HERE to view the 2015-2016 Project Search brochure.
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