Project Search

 

Project Search is a one-year work placement program for students with disabilities, in their last year of high school education and is preparing to start its third year 2016/17

It is targeted for students whose goal is to gain paid employment of more than 16 hours per week at the end of the year when they leave.

Taking place at the heart of Blackpool Council, with a classroom based in the new council offices at Bickerstaffe Square. A group of 10 to 12 students  undertake teaching and learning through classroom and office based activities and also experience total immersion in the workplace as they undertake complimentary work based learning each day through placements in the Council.

The students work with a team that includes their family, a special education teacher and a job coach provided by Blackpool Council to maintain the focus on an employment goal and support the student during this important transition to work.

This video was put together to try to explain how Project Search works and give an insight into it.

More information

Information for employers interested in joining Project Search

Information if you are interested in joining Project Search

Or visit the Project Search website

Contact

Do you need more information on Project Search? Email project.search@blackpool.gov.uk