Project SEARCH

The Beginning

In early 2018, Wayne Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with the Wallenpaupack, Wayne Highlands and Western Wayne School Districts and the Wayne County Office of Behavioral and Developmental Programs and Early Intervention launched a Project SEARCH Program.

Real-Life Work Experience & Training

In an effort to find competitive employment for every student, Project SEARCH provides real-life work experience combined with training in employ-ability and independent-living skills to help young people with significant disabilities make successful transitions to productive adult life. The Project SEARCH model involves:

  • Continuous feedback from teachers, skills trainers, and employers
  • Extensive period of skills training and career exploration
  • Innovative adaptations
  • Long-term job coaching

On -Site Training

The schools are committed to providing the students for the full year of on-site training at Wayne Memorial Hospital and hopefully in other local businesses as well.