Skills training and work experience in the final year of high school
Through a collaboration with the business community, Project SEARCH provides a one-year work training experience for young adults aged 18-21 with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Through three unpaid, individualized internships, students learn the job and social skills they need to become successfully employed.
Project SEARCH serves students at 21 sites across Virginia. In Virginia, the project has an eighty-five percent success rate in helping students find meaningful jobs after graduation.