Six Project SEARCH interns recently began their school year at Hamilton Medical Center.
This year’s Project SEARCH interns include: Giselle Carillo, Morris Innovative High School; Abbey Bright, Coahulla Creek High School; Kaylie Richards, Northwest High School; Jansen White, Coahulla Creek High School; Ben Johnson, Dalton High School; and Carter Houston, Northwest High School.
“This is a wonderful group of interns!” said Karen Hutchinson, instructor. “We have had a great start to our year and based on our classroom conversations, these young men and women are eager to work and experience a great deal of growth. I’m truly looking forward to working with them!”
Interns rotate through jobs at Hamilton in Environmental Services, Food Services, Hospice, Laundry Services, Maintenance, Materials Management and Royal Oaks Dining Services. Through interest questionnaires and strength assessments, instructors and interns work 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.