A one-year school to work program being offered by Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Central Peninsula Hospital will make it easier for students with disabilities to transition into the workplace.
District Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater said:
“One of our on-going challenges is to ensure that our students with disabilities make a smooth transition to life after high school. Project SEARCH is thus, a wonderful way to help us meet this challenge. I am thrilled that our partnership with Central Peninsula Hospital is working so well for our students.”
The Project will host an open house on Tuesday, November 27 from 5:30pm to 7pm at CPH in the Denali Room.
Families, educators, partner organizations, and interested community members are invited.
At the open house, student interns will showcase their learning from their respective internship rotations. Ms. Erin Riehle, co-founder and senior director of Project SEARCH will be the guest speaker.
Rick Davis, Central Peninsula Hospital CEO said:
“We are very pleased to participate as a business partner in the Project SEARCH program. These students are learning to perform basic job requirements such as coming to work on time, being neatly dressed, and coming to work with a positive attitude. The program is designed to help prepare these students to enter the job market as good employs that will add value to an organization in the future.”
To learn more, visit The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program.