Project SEARCH is a one-year, business-led, unpaid internship program for students in their last year of high school and young adults with disabilities that takes place entirely at host business sites, Atlantic Health’s Newton Hospital.
Explore Careers and Develop Job Skills
Project SEARCH provides senior high school students a chance to explore careers and develop transferable job skills.
The combination of instruction and immersion in the workplace prepares young adults with disabilities to make successful transitions from school to productive adult life.
Abilites provides the skill trainer and provides the support onsite to the Project Search interns at the host location. This is done in partnership with Atlantic Health Newton Hospital, NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, and the Sussex County Educational Services Commission.
Benefits of Project Search to the Students:
The goal for each participant is community employment!