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Project SEARCH

Off-Site Program at Fairfield Medical Center

Start the transition.
Project SEARCH is a one year, high school transition program which provides training and education leading to employment for individuals with disabilities. Project SEARCH serves as a workforce alternative for students in their last year of high school. Three elective high school credits can be earned for successful completion of the Project SEARCH program. All students must be eligible for services with the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission to participate.

Get the skills.
The cornerstone of Project SEARCH is total immersion in a business setting. Students report daily to Fairfield Medical Center where they will learn employability skills in the classroom and job skills during three internship rotations. Students participate in monthly progress meetings to define their career goal and plan necessary steps to achieve that goal. If available, students may utilize public transportation.

Do the job.
Managers at the internship sites work with the Project SEARCH instructor and job coaches to support the students. Students get continual feedback from the internship manager, co-workers, and Project SEARCH staff. Students end their day by reflection, problem solving, planning and journaling their key learnings. The ultimate goal upon program completion is competitive employment utilizing the skills learned on the internships and throughout the program.

NOTE: This program has a separate and unique application and admissions process. Click here for an application.   
Sponsored by:
  • Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
  • Fairfield Medical Center
  • Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Project SEARCH
  • Rehabilitation Services Commission (BVR)
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Eastland Career Center

4465 S. Hamilton Road
Groveport, Ohio 43125
fax: (614) 836-4525

High School:
Nelson Karshner, Director
Jennifer Miller, Assistant Director
Brent Garee, Assistant Director
(614) 836-5725

Adult Workforce Development:
Angela Ward, Director
(614) 836-4541
Fairfield Career Center

3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112
fax: (740) 756-4680

High School:
Derek Roeth, Assistant
Beau Stidham, Supervisor
(614) 837-9443 or (740) 756-9243

Adult Workforce Development:
Angela Ward, Director
(740) 756-9243 or (800)
District Office

4300 Amalgamated Place
Groveport, Ohio 43125
(614) 836-4530
fax: (614) 836-0203

Adult Workforce Development:
Angela Ward, Director
(614) 836-4541 Choose Option #1
Treasurer’s Office:
Dawn Lemley, Treasurer
(614) 836-4532 Choose Option #5
(614) 836-5429 fax

Superintendent’s Office:
Bonnie Hopkins, Superintendent
(614) 836-4530 Choose Option #2

Shelley Groves, Assistant Superintendent
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