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Water Bureau Pilot Project Provides Opportunities to People with Disabilities

Water Bureau Instagram photo A new pilot program at the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services is aiming to help people with disabilities gain workplace skills and employment experience. The pilot is part of a national program called Project SEARCH.

“It's probably the first time where I feel like I'm part of a team,” said Per-Michael Jarnberg, an intern with the program.

Per-Michael and fellow program intern Ivory Broom were recently interviewed by KGW News about their experience at the Water Bureau.

Watch the interview and read their story on