Program teaches students with special needs job skills to secure employment

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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – A number of organizations are coming together to provide a program that teaches high school students with special needs that skills necessary for securing employment after graduation.

United Rehabilitation Services (URS), Soin Medical Center, and the Greene County Career & Technology Center are partnering with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) to facilitate the Project SEARCH Program at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek.

Job coaches from URS provided the education in nine-week rotations, receiving training in the areas of Nursing Station, Materials, Gift Shop, Environment Services, Sterile Processing, Linen, Dietary, Facilities Maintenance, and Special Projects.

“It allows them to interface with people more. It allows them to gain those people skills they may be lacking, and allows them to interact with their peers and feel like just a normal, everyday person preparing for the world of work,” said Jeremy Nelson, Employment Services Manager for URS.

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