Mercy Health – Lorain welcomes Project 2023 research class – Morning Journal
Class is back in session, even at medical and health centers like Mercy Health – Lorain, according to a news release.
Mercy Health – Lorain hosted its Project SEARCH 2023 class the week beginning August 21, according to the release.
Project SEARCH is a program that provides high school students with disabilities the opportunity to receive on-the-job training through full workplace immersion in a hospital setting, according to the release.
Interns will begin their year with coursework and classroom training before beginning their in-hospital internship rotations.
This gives them the opportunity to gain real-world work experience in hopes of preparing them and helping them find fulfilling and productive jobs after high school, according to the release.
It is intended for students whose primary goal is competitive employment.
The program develops the critical job-specific and employability skills needed to obtain and maintain meaningful employment, lead productive lives, and integrate into an adult work environment.
The program integrates career exploration with a variety of jobsite experiences, skill levels, and related courses.
Through this unique employer-led training program, intensive classroom-based, skills-based training will take place on the job.
Mercy Health – Lorain is working with several community partners to facilitate the Project SEARCH program, the statement said.
Community partners include Lorain County Education Service Center and UCP of Greater Cleveland.
Since its launch in August 2012, more than 81% of Mercy Health – Lorain interns have found employment within their first year of graduation, including some who have been hired for positions within the health system , according to the press release.