Project SEARCH/Employment-Based Transition Training

Project SEARCH/Employment-Based Transition Training supports and prepares young adults for successul community employment. Over nine months, program participants will develop important work skills within a community business. Young adults will learn through classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on internships. Project SEARCH supports and prepares these young adults for successful community employment.

What does the program look like?

Each student participates in three 10-week job rotations before graduating from the program. Interns learn about workplace culture by integrating into their interships to build on-the-job relationships with representatives of the company. Throughout the program, interns will work with site instructors and Easterseals staff to create their career plans and resumes and learn employment-based social and job skills.  Together, this team will support the intern by:

  • Assisting them with creating their career plans and resumes
  • Teaching them workplace and soft skills

Students are eligibile to participate when:

  • All high school credits are completed
  • Four years of high school are completed and the student is returning for a fifth year
  • They have a desire to work within the community
  • Pre-assessment for program has been completed

Community Business Partnerships

Do you represent a company or an organization and are interested in partnering with Easterseals by providing internship opportunities for our program participants? Please visit our Ability Awareness and Inclusion Partnership page for more details. We look forward to hearing from you!

St. Louis City

Project SEARCH/Employment-Based Transition Training services up to 12 St. Louis City residents concurrently at the VA Health Card System of St. Louis, John Cochran Division. The local agencies currently committed to this community partnership include:

•    St. Louis Office of Developmental Disability Resources
•    Easterseals Midwest
•    St. Louis Public Schools
•    Veterans Administration Health Care System of St. Louis
•    Vocational Rehabilitation

Kansas City

Employment-Based Transition Training, known as Journey, supports eligible Parkhill School District students to participate in this nine-month program. The local agencies currently committed to the community partnership include:

•    Vocational Rehab Services
•    Easterseals Midwest
•   Parkhill School District
•   Center for Human Services Service Coordination

What regions offer Employment-Based Transition Training?

This service is available in Eastern Missouri and Northwest Missouri. For a full list of our offices, please visit our Locations page.

To learn more about our programs at Easterseals Midwest,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or

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