Program helps young adults with disabilities gain employment
Project SEARCH is a program established through Norfolk Public Schools and Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation. It's a business led collaboration and the cornerstone is total emersion in a large business. Each day, school students report to the host business, learn employability skills and participate in one to three work site rotations over the course of the school year. An open house for Project SEARCH will be held at Faith Regional Health Services' west campus in Norfolk later this afternoon. There, school administrators, special education teachers, potential students and their parents interested in applying will learn more about the program and what a typical day involves. Current students will also be there to show the skills they've learned. Along with interested participants, today's open house is also for businesses who are interested in taking part. Today's Project SEARCH open house will be held from 3 to 4:30.