Project SEARCH

This service is a one-year school to work transition training program for VR eligible youth with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities, who meet the VR criteria for most significant disabilities (MSD), are in their final year of high school, and whose goal is competitive employment.

  • EBTT/PS Programs typically take place in a healthcare, government or business setting where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable job skills.
  • Youth participate in up to three different training rotations in various departments within a host business over a one year period. Although the youth may be offered a job by the host business, there is no expectation for hire, and employers are not obligated to offer youth an employment opportunity before, during or after the training program has been completed.
  • Training rotations are based on individual interests, skills, and abilities; as well as a local labor market analysis of available jobs within the local community.
  • In addition to on-site training provided by the host business, program services will include career exploration, employability skills training, job development, job placement, job supports, and retention services to assist the youth in maintaining a successful employment outcome.


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