• Entrance Criteria

    • Be at least 18 years of age. 
    • Completed four years of high school.
    • Agree that this will be the last year of student services, and will accept diploma/certificate of completion at the end of the school year.
    • Meet eligibility requirements for Michigan Rehabilitation Services or Michigan Commission for the Blind
    • Meet eligibility requirements for  Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (Medicaid Eligible)
    • Demonstrates personal hygiene and self care skills suitable for the work place
    • Demonstrate and maintain behavior and social skills that meet the professional standards of the workplace.
    • Take direction from supervisors and modify performance 
    • Be able to communicate effectively. 
    • Arrange and utilize public transportation or other modes of transportation.
    • Participate in travel training as needed to ensure success in using the public transportation independently.
    • Ability to physically work up to five hours per day to meet the job requirements
    • Have previous experience in a work environment (including school, volunteer, and paid work).
    • Ability to pass drug screen, felony check and immunizations are up to date and meeting the standards of the Host Business.
    • Desire and plan to work competitively in the community at the conclusion of the Project SEARCH program.