Project SEARCH Internship Program for High School Students with Disabilities

Project SEARCH is one of the Largest Jobs Training Programs In the Nation for Students with Disabilities

Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and Freeholder Vice Chair Tracy Zur last week joined with hospital executives and representatives from Holy Name Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Bergen County Workforce Development Board, The Arc of Bergen & Passaic, North Jersey Friendship House, and the Bergen County Special Services School District to highlight Project SEARCH – a one-year, business-led internship program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school that teaches students portable job skills that can be used in any number of careers.

Participants in the program – which takes place entirely at Holy Name Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center – are nationally employed at nearly double New Jersey’s 37 percent employment rate for people with disabilities.

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