Black Hills

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“Fuerat aestu carentem habentia spectent tonitrua mutastis locavit liberioris.”

-PS Intern

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Transitioning students with disabilities to work

Project SEARCH is a unique business-led transition program for students with disabilities. It provides students who want to work a chance to explore careers and develop transferable job skills. The ultimate goal: independent adults working in sustainable employment.

A life-changing experience

For the past six years, Project SEARCH of the Black Hills has steadily grown, providing students with disabilities outstanding career opportunities. Hear from our past interns about their Project SEARCH experiences.

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a typical day's schedule

School day:  August through May, Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 3:00pm. 

8:30-8:40 a.m.– Students arrive and have a brief ‘morning meeting’; we discuss topics of the day, rotation check in and work related items . 

8:45-2:00 p.m.—Students participate in non-paid internship rotations throughout the host site. Lunch and breaks are taken with the department hosting the student. 

2:00-3:00 p.m.- Students attend employa-bility skills class at the internship site. Les-sons are based on daily living such as bank-ing skills, nutrition, resume’ writing and how to be a good employee.