The Project SEARCH high school transition program is a one-year internship program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. It is targeted for students whose goal is competitive employment. The Guilford County programs are located at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and High Point Medical Center. Accepted students are immersed in the workplace to facilitate the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Students participate in three 10-week, unpaid internships to explore a variety of career paths.
The students work with a team that includes their family, a special education teacher, North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services staff, and supported employment specialists who assist the student during this important transition from school to work. With this support, the students will define their employment interests and goals, build their vocational skills, and find competitive employment.
National Project SEARCH Website
Important Dates for Students and Families: Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these information sessions either in person or via the provided Zoom link.
January 31st Student and Family Information Sessions - Millis Health Education Center: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
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February 16th Student and Family Information Sessions - Moses Cone Hospital: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
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March 3rd: Applications Due
March 30th and March 31st: Student Interviews
Students who are chosen for interviews will be given a date, location and time for an interview that will include a working interview. The interview location has not been determined at this time.
April 6th: Letter of Acceptance
A letter will be sent to each student indicating whether they are accepted into the Project SEARCH program.
We value our Project SEARCH partners!