As a Project SEARCH provider for over 10 years, Goodwill has kept its eye on opportunities for expansion of services within its service territory. In 2015 an opportunity arose in West Virginia; however, a partner school could not be identified.
Since that time, Goodwill has established relationships with four West Virginia High Schools, obtained a Pre-Employment Transition Service grant from the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and has pursued the opportunity to bring Project SEARCH to WV through networking opportunities with Goodwill of North Central WV’s Board.
Although in its infancy, the relationship with Harrison County Schools and their strong relationship with their local DRS office and area employers, as well as Goodwill’s relationship with potential area employers primes this group for success.
Keep an eye here for more information about how Goodwill plans to bring Project SEARCH to WV.