Project Plus allows students to continue their education and participate in various internships around the Ohio State University campus and community. Your home district will provide transportation to and from Project Plus.
It is a one-year program, serving as the final transition from school to work and helping determine interests, skills and future opportunities.
Project Plus conducts two transition meetings and an exit IEP meeting during the year.
- Incorporate a curriculum that emphasizes self-determination, choice and employability skills.
- Increase social and independence skills.
- Connect with adult agencies.
- Become productive employees and citizens.
- Gain employment after graduation.
Students will follow the ESC of Central Ohio’s campus-based transition schedule, which will differ from your home district’s calendar.
Project Plus is in session Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CLASSROOM WORK | Monday
General classroom work (IEP goals), career exploration, building confidence and independence.
WORK SITE | Tuesday – Friday
From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., students work at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), Sloopy’s Diner, Landscaping, Marshalls, University Catering and/or the Student Union – all located on OSU’s campus.
Students will be undergo a two-week training at each worksite. After training, supervision will be faded in 15-minute increments. Job coaches are available onsite, and students in this program are expected to use natural supports (OSU employees) while on the job.
Sloopy’s Diner: Wash dishes, bus tables and prep food.
Student Union Market: County delivery inventory, prep and portion various food items and stock grab-and-go cooler.
Landscaping: Equipment and safety demonstrations, flower bed maintenance and trash pick up.
Marshalls: Unpack boxes and lay out clothes, sizing and general store maintenance.
University Catering: Prep food, assemble box lunches and wash dishes.
Recreation and Physical Activities Center: Housekeeping, laundry, stocking, light cleaning and towel exchange.