Project Search - Overlook Medical Center

Project Search - Overlook Medical Center

PROJECT SEARCH-OVERLOOK MEDICAL CENTER’S YEAR TWO COHORT ACHIEVE OUTCOMES
On Thursday, June 7, 2018 a graduation ceremony was held for the eight student interns in this year’s cohort of UCESC’s Project SEARCH program based at Overlook Medical Center. During the ceremony the student interns, their families, program staff, program partners, and hospital employees celebrated the progress made by the interns this year -- and the outcomes achieved. Seven out of the eight interns in this year’s group have successfully secured competitive employment in the community.
Andrew, from Scotch Plains Fanwood school district, has been hired by Overlook’s Internet Security Systems Department (ISS). Kevin, from Elizabeth school district has been hired by Overlook’s Food and Nutrition Services Department. Jalen, from Township of Union school district was hired by the Overlook Food and Nutrition Services Department. Kiere, from Plainfield school district was hired by UPS. Vincent, from Kenilworth school district, was hired by the Kenilworth Department of Public Works. Devin, from Plainfield school district, was hired by the Embassy Suites, and Michael, from Scotch Plains Fanwood school district was hired by Home Depot.
Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center has now successfully placed 88% of its graduates (15 out of 17 student interns) in paid, integrated jobs in the community since the program launched in 2016.
The 3rd cohort has been selected for the 2018-19 school year. The program will begin this summer with the interns participating in intensive travel training under the direction of the New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) at Rutgers University.

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http://www.projectsearch-unioncounty-nj.org