PARC Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique, business led, one year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. This is a hands-on training model that is protected under an international trademark and copyright. Florida began providing Project SEARCH opportunities in 2007. Today there are 22 Project Search sites in Florida.
The model provides students the opportunity to engage in various work experiences in different occupations. The student completes a series on internships at the employer’s site. This allows student interns to identify the opportunity that best matches their individual strengths, aptitudes, and interests. The goal of the program for all participants is competitive employment upon graduation.
The PARC Project Search site is the first Project Search site on the west coast of Florida. The site is located at Johns Hopkins-All Children’s Hospital. The first group of students started at All Children’s Hospital in 2014.
- Have a wide range of disabilities
- Are between the ages of 18 and 21 years old
- Use public transportation or other independent means
- Classroom instruction led by licensed teacher within the employer’s site
Classroom Instruction Includes
- Team Building
- Navigating a Worksite
- Workplace Safety
- Health & Wellness
- Social Skills
- Money Management
- Employability Skills