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Mayo Clinic Project SEARCH is for students with developmental cognitive disabilities who are in their last year of high school eligibility, between ages 18-21 and enrolled in Rochester Public Schools in Minnesota. The goal of Project SEARCH is competitive, integrated employment for each student intern. The Mayo Clinic Project SEARCH site in Rochester, Minnesota is a partnership between the Rochester Public Schools, Mayo Clinic, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Olmsted County Disability Services with supports from the Project SEARCH State Leadership Team.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Available Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Children & Youth, Disabilities, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Mental Health, Mentoring, Workforce Development

Level 2: Disable, Education, Education, Workforce Development

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Dawn Kirchner ; Email: kirchner.dawn@mayo.edu ; Phone: 507-284-5048

Lead Organization: Mayo Clinic

Known/Likely Collaborators: Mayo Clinic ; Rochester Public Schools

Potential Collaborators:


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Detailed Description

 

 

Program Description:

  • One academic year
  • Six to eight students in their final year of educational programming
  • Hours approximately 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Experience in three 10 week unpaid internships
  • Gain employability and specific work skills
  • Customized job search assistance for each intern
  • Outcome of employment

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 – 21 years old
  • Developmental Cognitive Disabilities
  • Appropriate hygiene, social, and communication skills for the business
  • Ability to take direction and change behavior
  • Willingness to utilize public transportation
  • Pass background checks, immunization check
  • Accept diploma at end of year and obtain employment

 

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April 27, 2021: Minnesota Compass

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March 17, 2021: City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

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February 13, 2021: MHC: Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage - 2021 Grantees

 OpenBeam.net is grateful to to have a chance to talk to some of the 2021 MHC Cultural  Identity Grant applicants and recipients. 

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January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Document and Sections

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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January 01, 2021: 2020 Targeted Business, Workforce Participation Reports

2020-12-11 Report; 2020-11-02 October Report; 2020-09-30 September Report 

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December 10, 2020: Co-designing of Discovery Walk Concept

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November 21, 2020: November 2020 DMCC Board Meeting

(1) November 2020 Board Meeting (2) 5 Year DMC Plan Updates and Covid Effects

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November 19, 2020: Mental Health Well-being During COVID

MN Children's Cabinet Info and Info shared by April Sutor, Family Service Rochester: MDH Shared Resources: Check out MDH websites for resources on mental well-being during COVID. Sites may be updated frequently.

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Last modified by support on 2019/11/27
Created by allnode on 2016/06/05

 

 

 

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Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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