Approximately 74% of adults with significant disabilities are unemployed. Internationally, on the average, 72% of Project SEARCH grads receive employment within the first year of graduating! Our Project SEARCH program has a 94% employment rate!
Project Search is an onsite, transition-to-work training program for 5th year seniors located at Springfield Regional Medical Center that provides internships and education leading to community employment for students with developmental disabilities.
Our curriculum focuses on work skills, primarily: team building, workplace safety, technology, self-advocacy, preparing for and maintaining employment, financial literacy, health and wellness, etiquette, social appropriateness, resume writing, travel training, and so much more! While these skills are developed onsite at a hospital, these skills also transfer to employment across several industries.