Where most of the world sees limitations, Project SEARCH® sees potential.
Instructors in Southwestern Community College’s one-year internship program are looking for even more high-potential students to enroll this fall, so they’re holding an open house for young adults with disabilities and goals of competitive employment. The informative event is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in the main lobby of Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.
Potential students and their families are invited to attend and learn more about Project SEARCH®, a national non-profit program which partners with businesses to create internships for young adults with disabilities.
The local program is a partnership between SCC, Harris Regional, Vaya Health, Vocational Rehabilitation and Webster Enterprises. Project SEARCH® targets potential students between the ages of 18-30.
“I work every day with students who were told they could never function independently in society; but the truth is, they can,” said Devonne Jimison, SCC’s Project SEARCH® instructor. “There is nothing more rewarding than observing their growth over the course of the year I spend with them.
“All of our graduates are now actively employed in fulfilling jobs,” Jimison added. “If you or someone you know could benefit from our program, I hope you’ll consider coming out to our open house.”