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Beginning January 2018
The C.R.E.A.T.E. Internships (Career, Readiness, Education, And, Training, Experience) program will provide a paid, competitive, integrated employment experience to Persons with Developmental Disabilities (DD) ages 18-24 beginning with the Spring 2018 school semester. This pilot program is designed to link high school seniors with Developmental Disabilities to Occupations in Demand (OID) in the Fargo-Moorhead Area. Working in collaboration with local employers, service providers, and school districts, Vocational Training Center (VTC) will imbed several highly successful best practices discovered through the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). These innovations will provide a unique opportunity to transition-aged youth with significant barriers to employment due to a developmental disability.