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Project SEARCH Information Session

Get information on a new employment training program for APS students with significant disabilities.

When
Jan 29, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where UNM Hospital, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Contact Name
Contact Phone 872-6800
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Project SEARCH is a new and innovative school-to-work program for young adults, ages 18-21, with significant disabilities. Students will spend a year at a workplace that seamlessly combines on-site classroom instruction, career exploration and on-the- job training and support. The goal for each student is full-time competitive employment in an integrated setting.

The program is modeled on an internationally recognized employment training program developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. APS partners include UNM Hospitals, the Center for Development and Disability, New Mexico Department of Health, Best Buddies Job Program and New Mexico Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

8-10 APS students will begin the nine-month program in the summer of 2014. UNMH is the first Project SEARCH host business in Albuquerque. There are plans to expand the model to businesses representing different industry sectors and to additional communities in New Mexico.

The introductory meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at University of New Mexico Hospital, Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavilion, 1st Floor Conference Room 1500. Space is limited so please RSVP at projectsearch@aps.edu or call

Get more information on Project SEARCH.

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