DFDN: Project SEARCH (24+) Employment Training Opportunity

DuPage Family Disability Network (DFDN)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017                                           Open Meeting
Lisle Library
Room A
Lisle, IL 60532
6:30pm to 8:45pm

DFDN is pleased bring an opportunity to DuPage County
for members of DFDN, consumers,

Our guest:

Beth Hooton, Associate Director of Employment Services at Helping Hand Center

“Project SEARCH- Ages 24+

Project SEARCH is an international internship program that takes place entirely in the workplace. Externs (Interns) in the program participate in three 10-week internships at a job-site while completing classroom training. During the program, interns work with job specialists from Helping Hand Center to seek competitive employment in the community.  Externs (Interns) over the age of 24 to receive training at Brookfield Zoo and students graduating from high school receive training at AMITA Health LaGrange.”

10/2016 – 6/30/2017 was the first year of Helping Hand Center’s new, one-of-a-kind program: Brookfield Zoo. Project SEARCH. The program focuses on providing internship opportunities for adults seeking employment, with partnership from the zoo and their staff. Each intern participates in three Exter/internships in at least three different departments. At orientation, Project SEARCH interns and staff were treated to an orientation and demonstrations from some of the staff and trainers at the zoo. Starting the year out on a wild adventure.

With this first year coming to a close and graduation just around the corner we are looking to October 2017 when we will be starting the second year of Project SEARCH for persons 24+.
DuPage Family Disability Network is hosting:

Discussion on Project Search (Ages 24+)
People who have disabilities, their family’s, professionals, educators will
all benefit from this presentation.

****************** Registration by e-mailing address below:

1. Name:
2. Number Attending:
3. Parent or Organization:

Look forward to seeing

Board Members of DFDN

Facilities provided by:

Lisle Library
777 Front St.
Lisle IL 60532                                                                                  Capacity: 35                        (Room A only)
(630) 971-1675

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