Students Graduate Job Placement Program

Seven students graduate from Project Search, a program aimed to secure employment for students with disabilities through work experience, soft skills training and job development.

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by Megan Mazurek

Teaching students hands-on experience for future job placement, 7 students graduate from a Project Search. The program aims to secure employment for students with disabilities through work experience, soft skills training and job development.
Throughout the year students participate in 2-to-3 internships at Providence Hospital in departments like dietary services, radiology, day surgery, health information management and retail.
"It really did assist by help me find a really good job out in the community by working here at the hospital," said Whitney O'Malley, a graduate from Project Search.
After graduation the interns will transition into the work force using the skills, experience and confidence they've learned throughout the year.
"It really ties in well with our mission of helping conserve our community and the students give back by providing support to our regular staff where they would otherwise not have that support," said Laarni Power, a community partnership coordinator.
Project Search began in 1996 at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital and has grown to more than 200 sites.