Project SEARCH Information Night: January 19, 2022

December 01, 2021

Medtronic Project SEARCH will be hosting an information night on Wednesday, January 19 from 4:30-6:00 PM.  The meeting will take place at Medtronic MECC located at 6800 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center.  Please arrive by 4:15 so you can go through the COVID screening and get your badge. You will need a photo ID along with proof of COVID vaccination or negative results from a COVID test within 72 hours to enter. Space is limited, so sign up early.  Registration is restricted to the student and ONE parent/guardian.

Please contact the instructor, Karen Aalund, at karen.aalund@medtronic.com for more information or to register.  She will need the names of the 2 attendees, the home school district, a phone number and the best email to use for communication.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students with Developmental Cognitive Disabilities or on the Autism Spectrum, ages 18 – 21 in last year of transition programming
  • Demonstrates work place communication skills appropriate for a business environment
  • Ability to take directions and change behaviors
  • Applied/eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and County Developmental Disabilities Services

 Program Description:

  • One academic year; up to ten students
  • Experience three different 10-week unpaid  internships
  • Gain employability and specific transferable work skills
  • Customized job search assistance for each intern upon completion
  • Open to all MN School District and Charter School students

Applications are due February 14, 2022
Apply to the Project SEARCH by February 14, 2022! Click here for the application and information. Questions? Please contact Karen Aalund at kaalund@isd12.org.