Project Search



    Project SEARCH is a partnership between business, education and vocational rehabilitation. The goal is to provide on-site internship experiences for youth with disabilities leading to competitive employment!


    Project SEARCH is a one year, high school transition program which provides training and education leading to employment for individuals with disabilities. The program occurs on-site at a high status community business. Project SEARCH serves as a workforce alternative for students in their last year of high school.

    The cornerstone of Project SEARCH is total immersion in a large business. Each day, students report to the host business, learn employability skills in the classroom and job skills while participating in 3 – 4 internships/experiences during the year. If available, students utilize public transportation. Students get continual feedback from the internship manager, co-workers and Project SEARCH staff. Students end their day by reflection, problem solving, planning and journaling their key learning’s. The ultimate goal upon program completion is competitive employment utilizing the skills learned on the internships and throughout the program.

    For information please contact the DOTS office at 213-241-8050