Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana kicked off Project SEARCH in September, becoming the Navy’s first installation to host the innovative program, which connects high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to internships and on-the-job training.
Project SEARCH is a ten-month, school-to-work program where students who are military dependents or are military-connected engage in internships at various locations around the installation. They will receive hands-on training and learn real-world skills inside the classroom.
Project SEARCH is a collaborative effort between Virginia Beach City Public Schools, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Didlake, Inc., the Virginia Department of Education, and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center…
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Source: Military News.Com
Published: September 2021
Original story: https://www.militarynews.com/news/searching-for-a-better-future-nas-oceana-becomes-first-navy-installation-to-partner-with-project/