Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

Celebrating 20 Years Online 1996-2016

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.