Creating an Inclusive Community through Work
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Project SEARCH Video Spotlight
Preparing young people with disabilities for success in competitive integrated employment
Project Search Video (link to audio-described version after the video)
Project SEARCH, along with our transition services, aims to assist students in their final year of school district-supported services obtain paid employment in their communities.
Transition, or school-to-work services, focus on aiding young adults with disabilities through the transition from school district-supported services to adult services and employment. Work Opportunities’ Transition Team works with students in Snohomish and King Counties for their entire final academic year. Work Opportunities’ staff conduct skills assessments and job exploration activities in the first part of the year, and then begin the job development process in January. The goal is that students are graduating from schools directly into community-based employment opportunities.
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Did you know: 85% of people with disabilities are unemployed?
Work Opportunities is making a difference in these people’s lives
Join us in giving people with disabilities more opportunities to make a difference in the community through work.
Hi, I'm Shawn O'Donnell from Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill and Irish Pub. I wanted to take a minute and give a shout out to Work Opportunities.
Because of you, Bert is receiving the continued support he needs to have many more years at his dream job with the Mariners!
Anthony has dreams of making it big on the Rock and Roll stage! High school was just a chore to get done.
Brian’s Employment Specialist provides support during each of his work shifts, and has helped him learn to use various tools.
What they say about us
"We value Work Opportunities' services and support to our customers in Whatcom County. Thank you for your professionalism and care in working with DVR."
"Hannah is our daughter Hayley’s job coach and she is excellent at her job! Hannah brings a fresh enthusiasm to the table and keeps our daughter engaged."
"I know if I refer a client to Work Opportunities they are going to get great individualized service. Thank you for what you do!"
"I've been impressed with how well Work Opportunities has navigated services the past couple years and has maintained top-notch customer service to our clients and our staff. Thank you for the work you do! We couldn't do it without you."
"Work Opportunities provides outstanding support to my son in the workplace."
"Thank you for your on-going commitment to the individuals you serve, even in the midst of a global crisis."
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