Area businesses contribute to students’ success

The Project SEARCH Steering Committee would like to thank several businesses in the area for hiring graduates from the 2016/2017 class. Project SEARCH is a collaborative effort between the Kenai Peninsula School District, Central Peninsula Hospital, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education and Frontier Community Services to prepare young people with disabilities (ages 18 to 21 years old) for competitive employment.

This year’s class successfully completed a nine-month program at Central Peninsula Hospital where they learned valuable job training skills in various rotations at CPH. Under the guidance of hospital employees who served as mentors, the interns gained experience in several departments including Behavioral Health, Day Surgery, Dietary, Laundry, Maintenance, Materials Management, Transport, Volunteer Services and at the Hooked on the Bean coffee shop.

We would like to recognize the following local businesses for their support of Project SEARCH and their willingness to hire recent graduates of the program: Charis Place Assisted Living, Fred Meyer, Kenai Job Center, Riverside Assisted Living and Sweeney’s Clothing.

Thanks to these businesses, young adults who have worked hard to gain job skills now have the opportunity to be successful.


Project SEARCH Steering Committee