Project SEARCH

  • Project SEARCH
    The 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. The Project Search program is a partnership between Parma City Schools, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, United Cerebral Palsy, and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Students will rotate through three internship experiences during the school year focusing on skill acquisition in a variety of assignments in hospital departments. The goal of Project Search is to prepare students for competitive employment. The program provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills to help youths with significant disabilities make successful transitions from school to productive adult life.
    University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
    Senior Year - 3
    Application Process
    Students enter the program in their fifth year. Referral to Project SEARCH program is an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team decision. All applicants must be interviewed and selected by the Project SEARCH Admissions Team.
    Teacher Contact Information
    Jeff Nahra
    (440) 743-4548