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Project SEARCH

What is Project SEARCH?

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Project SEARCH is an innovative school-to-work internship program that gives young adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn marketable job skills to help them gain competitive integrated employment.

 

A one year, post-high school transition program which provides training and education leading to employment for individuals with disabilities.  This program occurs on-site at UNM Hospital and Embassy Suites.  Each candidate applies for the program, and selections are made during spring semester for participation the following school year.

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"UNMH is thrilled to be the first employer hosting a Project SEARCH program in New Mexico. We are committed to making the program a success and are thankful we have a great relationship with all the program partners. We have a great bunch of interns who are all doing well." 

-Phil Pelleriti, Manager of Recruitment, Human Resources 

" We know that meaningful work has an enormous impact on a person's ability to reach contentment and life satisfaction. Albuquerque Public Schools appreciates the opportunity to partner with UNMH in this innovative school to work program." -Connie Fasanella, Principal
APS Transition Services 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact:

Connie Fasanella

APS Project SEARCH Lead

505-872-6800 ext. 46804 or e-mail projectsearch@aps.edu

Over 60% of Project SEARCH graduates, gain EMPLOYMENT !!!  The national average for people with disabilities is less than half of that.

What a Typical Day May Look Like

School day:  Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Yearly calendar:  Will follow Albuquerque Public Schools calendar. Teacher will notify interns if there are any changes to the calendar.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am Employability Skills Class Lessons are based on an approved Project SEARCH Curriculum.

  • 9:00 am -11:30 am Internship  Interns participate in non-paid job internships throughout UNMH. Interns rotate through three 10-week internships throughout the school year.

  • 11:30 am -12:00 pm Lunch Students may purchase a lunch or pack their own. Students are encouraged to eat with their department co-workers.

  • 12:00 pm -2:00 pm Internship Interns return to internship department.

End of Day Group Reflection Students sign out at 2:30 pm and return home independently.

Each 10-week internship is designed to teach marketable, competitive, and transferable skills. 

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