North Florida School of Special Education partners with Project SEARCH, a dynamic evidence-based program model designed with an end goal of competitive employment. This program is offered to transition students based on an application process.
NFSSE’s Project SEARCH site for 2023-2024 academic year is Medtronic, a local manufacturer of healthcare technology solutions for the most complex and challenging conditions facing our world. This worksite provides valuable vocational experiences for participants. Students will learn employability and job skills while completing three, ten-week internships within Medtronic. Individualized job development and placement occur based on each person’s experiences, strengths and skills. Workplace accommodations and on-the-job coaching are provided as necessary. Student interns work with a team that includes their family, an NFSSE instructor, a skills trainer and a local Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.
The program begins in August 2022 and will follows the 2022 – 2023 school year calendar. One of the greatest benefits of the ten-month program is a complete immersion into a business.
If your student is interested in applying for Project SEARCH, please contact Ann Atkins for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.