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Modified: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013

Project SEARCH participants from other U.S. locations are seen here working at their internships. This fall, Brookings School District and South Dakota State University will welcome their first class of interns to the new SDSU-Brookings Project SEARCH. Project SEARCH photos

• Internship program to provide training, employment options for ‘niche’ group of students

BROOKINGS – There’s school and then there’s life after school. Hardly anyone would call it an easy transition, but certain young people need some strategic help to get started in the workforce.

“You come every day and you’re here, we’re just here,” said Michelle Powers, Brookings School District’s special education director, speaking of the school day.

“Versus, you’re moving on into adulthood and well, ‘Am I living at home? Am I living in an apartment? Can I live on my own? Can I manage my own checkbook? What kind of things do I need to get through day to day and achieve the goals that I have?’”

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