Project Search Hosting Informational Program Meetings in April and May

The SC Project Search Program is a school-to-work program that helps individuals with disabilities learn job skills.Photo byCourtesy of Project Search

Columbia, South Carolina - The South Carolina Project Search is hosting informational meetings about its program for those interested in starting a school-to-work training program in their area. The meetings will be held online on these dates:

  • Tuesday April 18, 2023
  • Tuesday April 25, 2023
  • Thursday April 27, 2023
  • Wednesday May 10, 2023
  • Tuesday May 23, 2023
  • Time: 3 p.m.
  • Where: Online via Zoom

Please RSVP to if you are interested in attending and preferred session date. Organizers will provide zoom link after receiving an RSVP.

Project SEARCH is a unique school-to-work training program for students with disabilities. Students are immersed at a host business and get more than 700 hours of hands-on work experience geared to in-demand roles in the local labor market. They learn employability skills and plan their careers with guidance from an instructor and skills trainer. Interns receive an immense amount of support during their time in the program. This has been the key to success for so many interns across the entire state. --- Diane Owens, M.S. Statewide Coordinator, South Carolina Project SEARCH

About South Carolina Project Search

This program provides statewide support to local communities in developing and implementing local Project SEARCH sites. Project activities are focused on supporting the development and growth of local sites and providing them with the information, resources, training and support to implement programs with fidelity.

Project SEARCH is an internationally implemented, business-driven transition program that prepares youth with significant disabilities to secure full employment in post-school life. Participating students receive classroom instruction, career exploration and real-world work experiences in competitive work environments over the course of a full school year. Developed in 1996 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program site to a large and continuously expanding international network of sites. Project SEARCH’s primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.

The South Carolina Project SEARCH initiative is made possible with funding from the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department and the SC Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Services.

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