Cleveland County Schools Project Search

Cleveland County Schools Project Search Project SEARCH is a one year high school transition program that provides intense job training in non-paid internships at a partner business.

Project SEARCH is a one year High School Transition Program focusing on transitioning young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to school-to-work. This program provides real-life work experiences that take place entirely at the workplace. Project SEARCH is a business-led model of school-to-work transition with total workplace immersion, which incorporates a seamless combination of classroom instruction; career exploration; and hands-on, work site-based training and with job coaching support. The goal of each intern is competitive employment. Project SEARCH was developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and has been implemented at 13 sites in North Carolina. There are more than 300 sites across the US and abroad. This transition model activities are tied the the following IDEA Indicators: 1 - Graduation 2 - Dropout Rates 5 - Least Restrictive Environment 8 - Parent Involvement 13 - Compliant (Quality) IEP's and Transition Goals 14 - Post School Outcomes Each Project SEARCH program site has a licensing agreement signed with Project SEARCH Cincinnati through Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Taste of Home
Taste of Home

Taste of Home

This version of shortbread melts in your mouth. Mostly I make it for the holidays, but I'll also prepare it year-round for wedding showers and ladies' teas. —Jane Ficiur, Bow Island, Alberta


Project SEARCH Graduation is on June 1, 2016 at 11:00 am in
Stewart Hall in the Tucker Center on the campus of Gardner-Webb University (131 Tucker Drive, Boiling Springs, North Carolina)


Easter break for interns will begin on March 24, 2016. Interns will return to their non-paid internships on April 4, 2016.


The next GWU Project SEARCH steering committee meeting is April 5, 2016 at 10:30 at Williams Observatory.


400 West Marion Street
Shelby, NC


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