This course is for young people in West Lothian aged 16 to 29, who have a learning disability and/or autism and are looking to gain experience in the workplace and secure employment. The course is a partnership between West Lothian College, West Lothian Council Supported Employment Team and a host employer.
Project SEARCH is for people with a learning disability and/or autism who are completing their school education, leaving college or currently job seeking. It is a one-year employability programme that runs from August to June, five days a week, 9 am – 4 pm.
Project SEARCH is for students who want to secure full time employment and those who are successful will spend the full course on site with the host employer. During this period they will complete three work placements, called rotations and will gain SQA qualifications as they have time in class during the working week.
Read about Joe Vaslot's West Lothian College experience here
Read about Ryan Timmin's Project SEARCH experience here