Project SEARCH interns complete year at Hamilton

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Five Project SEARCH interns recently completed their school year at Hamilton Health Care System. A special recognition night was held on May 25.


This year’s Project SEARCH interns Miguel Garcia, Aaron Helton, Diana Hernandez, Brandon Howard and Quentin Williams.


Interns rotated through jobs at Hamilton in Environmental Services, Food Services, Hospice, Laundry Services, Maintenance, Materials Management and Royal Oaks Dining Services – directed by Karen Hutchinson, instructor, and Laura Beavers, Cross Plains Community Partner employment specialist. Through interest questionnaires and strength assessments, instructors and interns worked together to find the best fit in three of the work areas.


Project SEARCH is a high school transitional program to help students with disabilities learn transferable job skills, some of which may lead to employment at Hamilton. It is a collaborative program of Dalton Public Schools, Whitfield County Schools, Hamilton, Cross Plains Community Partner and the local Vocational Rehabilitation office.


Photo: Project SEARCH interns recently were honored at a special recognition night at Hamilton Medical Center. In the front, from left, are Miguel Garcia, intern, and Diana Hernandez, intern. In the back are Karen Hutchinson, Project SEARCH instructor; Aaron Helton, intern; Quentin Williams, intern; Brandon Howard, intern; and Laura Beavers, Cross Plains Community Partner employment specialist.