- John LeFevre assumes new lead position in PDC
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- IPF Partners with GVSU on sustainability tour
- MSU Bikes launches new bike commuter service
- IPF Intern: making an impact
- Updates: Facility Coordinators Work Group (FCWG)
- Beautifying buildings
- Kelly Feister and Danielle Hook: IPF in Australia
- Get to know IPF: Nicole Milam
- IPF mobile project highlighted at conferences
- IPF Outreach: Nick Smith
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- Beaumont Nursery transforms to classroom
- Spartan Stadium welcomes new art
- Demonstration Hall renovations foster inclusion
- Get to Know IPF: Sabrina Hebeler
- Congratulations to Diane Schimizzi: Summer Employee of the Quarter
- Get to know IPF: David Robinson
- Women in Skilled Trades - inaugural graduates
- New fleet additions support sustainability on campus
- Faculty Readiness Program
- Engaging academics in classroom redesign
- Get to know IPF: Steve Wallace
- Students and IPF work together to plant new materials, build bridges
- Solar carport initiative earns national attention
- Get to know IPF: Lisa Desprez
- Promapp user bi-annual meeting honors IPF champions
- Get to know IPF: Brian Wolfe
- Reaching out for the future of IPF
- Maintenance Services staff craft props for Sparty
Landscape Services participates in Project SEARCH
March 27, 2018
IPF’s Landscape Services will participate in Spartan Project SEARCH beginning this month. Project SEARCH combines classroom time with on-campus internships to create an educational program for students with developmental disabilities. Students in the program learn valuable skills to prepare for competitive employment.
Landscape Services saw Project SEARCH as an opportunity to emphasize diversity in the workforce while giving real life work experience to the participants. Interns will work at IPF in 10-week rotations during the remainder of the academic year.
Landscape Services first intern, Drew, will work with the mechanic crew for the first half of his internship, then with Gardening for the second.
Since this program was introduced to MSU in fall 2016, it has made a significant impact in the inclusion of all individuals in the community.
“When Project Search told us that in 2013-2014 the employee placement rate was at 73 percent, we knew then that this program not only develops young people’s work/life skills but it helps them find fulltime jobs that aligns with their strengths and passions,” said Matt Bailey, Landscape Services manager. “I believe that’s when I knew that I wanted to participate.”
For more information on Spartan Project SEARCH visit here.