Project SEARCH Mississippi Overview

Project SEARCH

New 2016-2017 Program Year

 

Project SEARCH 2016-17 Program YearMississippians with disabilities are the largest minority in the state and tend to be an untapped population for employment. The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) has partnered with the National Project SEARCH Transition Program to develop Project SEARCH at Southern Miss. 

 

Mississippians with disabilities are the largest minority in the state and tend to be an untapped population for employment. The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) has partnered with the National Project SEARCH Transition Program to develop Project SEARCH at Southern Miss. 

The goal of the project is to increase the number of young adults with intellectual/cognitive and other developmental disabilities to obtain competitive, community-based employment. Project SEARCH is an eight-month training program that consists of daily employment preparatory skills training, community development, mentoring services and work internships. The training program allows participants to work on employability and functional skills in the following areas:

  • Team building
  • Getting around the workplace
  • Workplace safety
  • Technology
  • Social skills
  • Communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Money management
  • Health and wellness
  • Job search skills
  • Keeping a job

 

If you would like additional information, please contact Jin Joo Crosby by phone/email or setup an appointment to
meet in-person.

 

 

Working at a real job!

 

 

 

 

A crew working with the regular staff in the kitchen.

 

Getting trained 

 

 

 

 

Getting trained on the job.

Haley at the register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haley at the register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project SEARCH Mississippi is funded through a grant from the

Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities.