Project SEARCH concludes 2019 sessions with graduation ceremonies
Project SEARCH recently conducted graduation ceremonies throughout the state.
Interns in Alabaster, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Albertville, Birmingham, Anniston, Montgomery, Mobile, Fort Payne, Baldwin County, and Decatur were honored throughout the month of May for completing the business-led transition program for students with significant disabilities.
Project SEARCH provides high school students an opportunity to explore careers and develop transferable job skills, while allowing employers to assess potential employees at no cost. In their final year of high school, students enter the workforce and participate in three, 10-week rotating internships that help them acquire the skills needed to be successful and explore career paths. This breaks down stereotypes by increasing the public’s expectations about people with significant disabilities.
This year’s program saw great success, with several locations reporting more than 80 percent employment and some even reaching the 100 percent mark.