You may have already heard something about Project SEARCH and how it is helping to transform the lives of young people with learning difficulties and disabilities by enabling them to have a year learning skills in a real business environment. This successful supported internship approach was developed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a local vocational educator. So far, within the UK there are 31 established sites including 6 in the South West and there continues to be an interest from large businesses to become host sites. Project SEARCH has been demonstrated to achieve great results in getting students who graduate into good full time paid jobs so you can see that this is a model that could significantly help in meeting the employment proposals of the Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms.
SWEI offer a two day Teaching and Coaching for Success course that provides a background to Project SEARCH and the basic approaches it uses to gain success (see more information on the Courses page). SWEI can also offer a half day Introduction to Project SEARCH for partners wishing to explore becoming a Project SEARCH site.
Who should attend?
Introduction to Project SEARCH sessions are aimed at a potential partnership of interested children’s and adult services commissioners, educators, supported employment managers and, if already known, one or more large, prestigious, local employers.
Cost: Half day introduction: £81.00 for locally hosted session of up to 4 hours; Teaching and Coaching for Success course run over two days and is targeted at supported employment providers, educators and others working with people furthest from the labour market.
Delivered by: Anne O’Bryan, European Project SEARCH Programme Specialist
If you have any immediate questions about Project SEARCH, please contact Anne at: