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Project SEARCH-Overlook Medical Center Plans Open House for Prospective Students

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Eddie Torres of Kenilworth is one of 9 students participating in Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center this school year.
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Students and families interested in learning more about the Project SEARCH-Overlook Medical Center program are invited to attend an information session on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Overlook. Applications for the 2017-18 school year program are now available. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be at least 18 years old, have completed all high school graduation requirements, have a desire to work and have a documented disability (i.e. cognitive impairment, autism, or physical disability) that significantly impacts the student's ability to seek and secure employment. 

Attendees are encouraged to register at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-search-omc-prospective-student-and-family-information-session-tickets-29349623514

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The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique, business led, one year job skills training program that takes place entirely inside the hospital. Through the course of an academic year, Project SEARCH students participate in employment related instruction and rotate through two to three internships that are individually crafted to capitalize on each student’s individual interests, and vocational goals and potential. Each rotation lasts about 10-12 weeks. Interns work closely with an on-site team, including an instructor, job coach and job developer. The team assists the intern until the task assigned can be performed independently. Agencies are available throughout the program year to provide vocational counseling and guidance.

The on-site team, student, family, vocational rehabilitation counselor, and school representatives meet regularly to discuss issues, progress and career goals. Graduates are prepared to meet employer expectations and to move into a job development phase. They leave the program with a professional portfolio which includes a resume, solid professional references, recommendations and real-world work experience.

For more information, please visit our website at www.projectsearch-unioncounty-nj.org or contact Josh Bornstein at jbornstein@ucesc.org

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