Project SEARCH Toronto is a one-year Transition-to-Work Program for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that will help with the transitioning process from high school to the workforce. Project SEARCH Toronto’s main objective is to prepare students for employment with job skill training that will help students secure employment. Students will learn through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on career training at work site locations.
Project SEARCH was developed as an internship program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the headquarters for the organization with the intention of increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Most students enroll in the internship program in their last year of high school while they are in the process of transitioning from high school to work. Throughout the program students are given the opportunity to explore a variety of career paths to determine which flied is the right fit for them. For more information on the history and story of Project SEARCH visit www.projectsearch.us.
Community Partners in the Project SEARCH Toronto initiative