We are here to assist intellectual and developmentally disabled students with successful employment by helping them transition into the workforce and become more independent.
Project SEARCH is a collaborative model that has shown to be successful at meeting employer’s and employee needs since its inception in 1996, at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Participants receive on-the-job coaching and employability skills training by program instructors with the goal of employment.
"I was once told that because of my disability I would never get a job. I proved them wrong! The Project SEARCH program gave me a chance to learn real job skills in a real job setting. Because of my work ethic and skill development, I applied for my first job and am now employed as a Procedure Tech in Outpatient Diagnostics."
"As they work to change their own destinies, our SEARCH interns give our patients and their families a sense of hope. We appreciate the contribution they make to our mission of compassionate care. We are blessed and honored to partner with Project SEARCH."
Mercy Health Manager