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Project SEARCH Class of 2019
Project 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.

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 as Vocational Rehabilitation, SCDDO, and Goodwill

Who to Contact to Apply for the Program
To apply to become a Project SEARCH intern, please contact Dawn Gresham at (316) 554-8004.

How to Get Involved/Hire a Project Search Intern
For more information about our interns and to meet them, please contact Dawn Gresham at (316) 554-8004.

Join the Project Search Business Advisory Council (BAC)
To learn more about our upcoming BAC, please contact Dawn Gresham at (316) 554-8004.

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