Project SEARCH is an innovative school-to-work internship program that gives young adults with disabilities, ages 18-21, the opportunity to learn marketable job skills to help them gain employment.
Interns participate in a 9 month rotation at UNMH or Embassy Suites and receive job skills training and support from community rehabilitation providers and school staff. The intended outcome of the program is integrated employment for each participant.
Applications for our 2017/2018 cohort can be found at transitionservices.aps.edu under Project SEARCH. Application deadline is February 3, 2017.
For more information, contact Connie Fasanella at email@example.com or 872-6800 Ext 0 or Erica Brooks at Eabrooks@salud.unm.edu 505-925-0942.
Project SEARCH Open House and Information Session
Jan 25th 2017 - 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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Congratulations Graduating Classes of 2016!
Congratulations to the 2015/2016 graduate classes of the UNMH Project SEARCH and the Hilton Garden Inn Project SEARCH programs. We are very proud of all of you and wish you the best of luck on your new paths.
Embassy Suites Joins NM Project SEARCH
Embassy Suites will be the newest of the NM Project SEARCH programs to collaborate as host business with Albuquerque Public
Schools Transition Services. The program site has selected and accepted 8 interns to participate this fall. Embassy Suites will offer internship sites focused on the hospitality industry to include customer service, housekeeping, and banquet preparation. With growing tourism in Albuquerque, skills in these areas will prove ideal for our interns.
Best Buddies of New Mexico will collaborate as the long term provider agency in addition to the UNMH program this fall. The APS/Best Buddies team will enter into their third year at UNMH and their first at Embassy Suites for the 2016/2017 program year.
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center Project SEARCH
The Presbyterian Rust Medical Center Project SEARCH has been busy planning the upcoming implementation in the fall of 2016.
The team has been working hard to recruit, assess, and select students from both Rio Rancho High School and Cleveland High School. The site has agreed to accept 11 students, to include 1 hybrid for program year 1.
Erin Riehle will meet with and present during the monthly Leadership meeting on May 26, 2016. Erin will then conduct a “walk-through” to identify potential internship rotation sites. The interns at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center will gain skills applicable to both the hospital environment and the growing community of Rio Rancho.
Student Application Period Extended for Hilton Garden Inn Project SEARCH site in Gallup, NM.
Interested candidates should fill out this application and return to:
GMCS Services for Exceptional Students
Educational Development Center
Attention: Special Education Coordinators
1000 East Aztec Avenue
Gallup, New Mexico 87301 505-721-1800