Project Skills

Many students with disabilities don’t get an opportunity to gain a paid employment experience while in high school. Although willing, most employers cannot afford the supports these students frequently require on their first job.

Students with disabilities can acquire important learning, maturing and socializing experiences through Project Skills. The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) maintains a partnership with the local school systems to address this need and funds Project Skills. Our Project Skills coordinator can help your district to develop student training plans, complete work experience agreement forms, and file appropriate monthly, quarterly and annual reports. Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS): http://dhs.sd.gov/drs/ Project Skills: http://dhs.sd.gov/drs/projectskills/default.aspx

The Cornbelt Educational Cooperative contracts with the East Dakota Educational Cooperative for Project Skills coordination. For more information please contact Kristy Jackson at kjackson@edec.org or (605) 367-7680.