An invitation for Tulsa Businesses and Tulsa Schools:
October 27, 2020 at 10:00am
Project SEARCH is a training program for people with disabilities with the goal of competitive, integrated employment.
The program takes place in a host business where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Interns participate in three internships to explore a variety of career paths. The interns work with a team that includes their family, an instructor, and local and state agencies to create an employment goal.
Project SEARCH was founded in 1996 by Erin Riehle, Director of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department and Susie Rutkowski, Director of Special Education Services at Great Oaks Career Campuses. Erin identified the need to fil entry-level jobs and wondered if people with disabilities could be successful. Susie’s knowledge and expertise in the field of Special Education combined with Erin’s desire to fill open positions with people with disabilities resulted in this well-established program. Project SEARCH is now in 590 Host Businesses, in 48 states and 10 countries impacting well over 27,000 individuals with disabilities and their families.
Oklahoma has successfully replicated the program model since 2008 and we would like you to join the Oklahoma team!
Come participate in this opportunity to:
- Ask questions
- Hear successes
- Learn how to partner
- Start a new program
- Learn about the impact of COVID-19
Want to know more about Project SEARCH? Visit the Project SEARCH website