To prepare young adults with disabilities for success in competitive, integrated employment.
What is Project SEARCH?
Project SEARCH is a high school transition program for high school students who are on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and need soft skills for the workforce.
Project SEARCH provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills to help youth make a successful transition from school to productive adult life. Each student will participate in three internships in different departments at Mercer Health. This is a year-long program.
The program involves an extensive period of training and career exploration, long-term job coaching and continuous feedback from the teacher, job coach, and Mercer Health mentors. The ultimate goal for each student is to be placed in a job at a business site in the community.