An informational open house on the Project SEARCH internship/job skills program will be offered 6 to 7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Dr. Harriet Wolfe Media Center at Smith-Cotton High School.

The program, a joint venture including Sedalia School District 200, State Fair Community College, Center for Human Services and Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, gives students with disabilities workplace experience through internships both on the SFCC campus and off-campus with community partners as part of a fifth year of high school.

Teacher Ryan Oelrichs said last year’s class combined to work more than 2,300 hours. The program is open to students in school districts in the surrounding area, but families are responsible for their students’ transportation.

The open house will include an overview of the program, a look at a typical day, discussion of internship opportunities and the application and recruitment timeline. A panel of program leaders will be available to answer questions.

For more information, contact Oelrichs at or 660-596-7267.

Kurt Parsons