Project SEARCH is a one-year transition program that immerses students with developmental disabilities in a combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through a series of three 10-week work-site rotations. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital partnered with ASPIRO, Bellin Health, CESA 7, area high schools and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to bring the program to the community.
“The program is designed to create a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and important job skills training through a process of total workplace immersion,” said Matt Astleford, Annual Giving Officer, HSHS St. Vincent / St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and Project SEARCH Business Liaison. “Because interns spend their entire day embedded in the organization, they gain a level of confidence, maturity and familiarity with workplace culture.”
To apply to the program visit Aspiro.