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Project SEARCH

  • Project SEARCH is a national program bringing employers, educators, and vocational and rehabilitation leaders together helping young adults with developmental disabilities become workforce ready and find meaningful careers
  • Candidates for this program are typically students who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP) and in their last year of high school eligibility
  • JTED’s  program works with partners at the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, and the UA main campus to provide students real, hands-on work experience through on-site internships
  • After completing the nine month program, 75% of Pima County JTED’s Project SEARCH alumni find jobs – well over the national average of about 35% for employees with special needs
  • The most important criterion for acceptance into Project SEARCH is a desire to achieve competitive employment
  • For more information, visit the Project SEARCH Instructors’ website.

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Project SEARCH

Location:  Banner UMC South Campus, University of Arizona Main Campus

Eligibility:  The Project SEARCH high school transition program is for students who have a significant disability and are committed to seeking competitive employment in the community. Eligibility is reserved for Pima JTED member district high school seniors (4th to 7th year) who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), have not yet fulfilled all required graduation credits, and agree that the 2017-18 program year will be their final year of high school.

Meeting times: M-F 8-3 p.m.

For more information visit our Project SEARCH class website or contact:

Ann Bertelsen  Banner UMC South Campus (520) 209-1722
Dan Habinek UA Main Campus (520) 784-8329

Locations offering Project SEARCH:

  • JTED @ Project SEARCH (Banner South)
  • JTED @ Project SEARCH (UA)
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