Project SEARCH 2012
Project SEARCH is a school-to-work program for students with cognitive and physical disabilities.
By offering total workplace immersion, Project SEARCH facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and on-the-job training and support.
Project SEARCH provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills.
The goal for each student is competitive employment within the community.
Portsmouth Regional Hospital will host the Project SEARCH program for the Greater Seacoast Region starting in the FAll of 2011. Collaborating partners include: Community Partners of Dover, One Sky Community Services of Portsmouth, Great Bay Community College, New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation and Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Applicants must be 18+ years old, clients of One Sky Community Services or Community Partners, and be NH Vocational Rehabilitation eligible. The Student Application is available on the College website at www.greatbay.edu .
For more information please contact your Case Manager or Service Coordinator.
A classroom at Portsmouth Regional Hospital has been designated specifically for Project SEARCH. Students will:
- Attend a program orientation
- Attend a hospital employees orientation
- Learn about hospital protocol, culture and the facility
- Explore internship opportunities
- Experience 3 – 4 internship job rotations
- Work on communication and problem solving skills
- Develop the skills necessary to become gainfully employed
Great Bay Community College Open House: November 10 2011 & January 14 2012
Parent Information Session: January 11 and 12 — Portsmouth & Dover
Hospital Tours: February 7 and 9
Applications Due: March 9
Candidate Interviews: March 26 – 30
Candidate Selection Committee meets: April 2
Acceptance Letters: April 6
CLASSES START: September 4 2012
Project SEARCH began at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 1995 as an innovative and collaborative way to train individuals with disabilities to work in the healthcare field. Since that time, Project SEARCH has expanded to over 150 locations throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and other countries throughout the world.
The program provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills. The goal for each student is competitive employment within the community, thanks to the skills they acquire during Project SEARCH.