The Licking Memorial Health Systems Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique one-year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at Licking Memorial Health Systems.
Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and on-the-job training and support through worksite internships. The goal for each student that participates is competitive employment. The program provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills to help youths with disabilities make successful transitions from school to productive adult life.
The Licking Memorial Health Systems Project SEARCH involves an extensive period of training and career exploration, innovative adaptations, long-term job coaching, and continuous feedback from teachers, job coaches, and employers. As a result, at the completion of the training program, students with are assisted with nontraditional, complex and rewarding jobs.
A student must be at least 18 years of age and have completed all high school credits necessary for graduation. They agree that this will be the last year of student services, and will accept diploma at the end of the program. They also must meet eligibility requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR).
Pictured: Our Director of Employment Supports, Holly Shellogg, speaking at a Project SEARCH Open House.