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    Real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills to help youth with significant disabilities make successful transitions from school to productive adult life.

    Information from our Open House 

     

    INTERNSHIPS/WORKSITE ROTATIONS:

    Through three internships the students acquire competitive, marketable and transferable skills.  Students will build:

    • Communication skills
    • Social Behaviors/Workplace Etiquette
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
    • Problem-solving skills

    Worksites are identified through a process involving the teacher, skills trainers, and business liaison.  Worksite locations:

    • Begin a couple of weeks after start of program.
    • Include an on-site department mentor that interacts with the instructor, skills trainers, and student giving constant guidance and feedback.
    • Have students work 4 hours per day with a 30-minute lunch break.
    • Provides job-coaching and teacher support to student interns.

    WORK SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

    • Update Patient Records
    • Data Entry
    • Sanitize/Stock Patient Rooms
    • Deliveries Throughout Hospital
    • Alphabetize & Sort
    • Sanitize Equipment
    • Food Preparation
    • Inventory & Stock Supplies
    • Check Expiration Dates
    • Machine & Hand Fold Linens
    • Update Employee Files
    • Customer Service
    • File Paperwork
    • Burn/Shred CD's
    • Telephone Skills

    PROJECT SEARCH MODEL INVOLVES:

    • Classroom instruction of independent living skills, money and budgeting, workplace ethics and communication skills
    • Extensive period of training and career exploration
    • Innovative adaptations
    • Long-term job coaching
    • Continuous feedback from teacher, skills trainers, and FMH department supervisors/mentors

     

     

     

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    Project SEARCH Phone

    Lisa Laqua

    (907) 590-3881

    FNSBSD Project SEARCH Administrator

    Lori Swanson

    (907) 452-2000  ext. 11444

    Project SEARCH website

     www.projectsearch.us

     

    Newsletters:

    Volume 1

    Volume 2

    Volume 3

     

    ELIGIBILITY:

    Project SEARCH serves students with disabilities.  Typically these are students who:

    • Are on an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
    • Have completed their last year of high school 

    DATES to WATCH for:

    • DECEMBER - Applications distributed
    • JANUARY - Open House at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
    • Mid March - Applications DUE
    • Mid-April - Interviews with potential interns
    • Late April - Selection of interns announced
    • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - ALL additional immunization requirements MUST BE COMPLETED
Last Modified on October 15, 2019