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Project SEARCH High School Transition Program in Guilford County

Project SEARCH High School Transition Program in Guilford County

Project SEARCH High School Transition Program in Guilford County

Sandhills Center cosponsors Project SEARCH, an important program in Guilford County for high school students with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are aged 18 to 21.  Project SEARCH helps them get the skills that they need to be independent in adult life. Project SEARCH in Guilford County is a one-year, school-to-work program for students whose goal is to get jobs.

Project SEARCH is a partnership of Guilford County Schools, The Arc of Greensboro, UNC TEACCH Autism Program, Sandhills Center, Vocational Rehabilitation, and two local hospitals.

Students who are chosen to be a part of Project SEARCH will have met all of the academic requirements for graduation. They will spend a school year going to the Project SEARCH host business where they learn skills that they need to get jobs.

Sandhills Center and our partners are proud to work with Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point Medical Center as our Project SEARCH work sites. Learning is done in the classroom, with 10-week rotations in unpaid internships within the hospitals. By learning in the classroom and on the job site gets students ready to meet future employers' expectations. Project SEARCH has a high success rate in placing students in paying jobs. 

HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION

To learn more about Project SEARCH and to get an application, parents/guardians are urged to contact their child's classroom teacher and/or their assigned Sandhills Center care coordinator/care manager.

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