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Project SEARCH

The River City Group is proud to be partnered with Project SEARCH, Somerset and Southside ISDs, Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services division, the Alamo Local Authority, and Palo Alto College in a collaborative effort to prepare young adults for the world of competitive employment.

Project SEARCH began in 1996 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and in the years since, has grown to over 300 sites in six different countries.  Project SEARCH is a business led, one year, school to work program that takes place at what is known as a host business.  Over the course of the school year students, or interns, are placed into three different work rotations so that they have the opportunity to acquire marketable skills to be used in competitive employment.  Each rotation emulates a job, and expectations for the interns are comparable to what they will experience once they secure competitive employment.  Understanding the culture of work, appropriately responding to a supervisor, working well with others, effective workplace communication, and getting comfortable with the pace of work are just a few of the goals for the interns.  Throughout the year the interns are trained on an array of soft and hard skills that will help them to become more employable.

Project SEARCH has an impressive track record, with over 70% of interns acquiring jobs after graduating from the program.  As the Community Rehabilitation Program for the Palo Alto site, The River City Group has a full-time Job Coach engaged in the day-to-day training of interns as they progress through their rotations.  At graduation time, RCG will assume the lead role in securing jobs for our well-prepared interns.

Project SEARCH

The River City Group is proud to be partnered with Project SEARCH, Somerset and Southside ISDs, Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services division, the Alamo Local Authority, and Palo Alto College in a collaborative effort to prepare young adults for the world of competitive employment.

Project SEARCH began in 1996 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and in the years since, has grown to over 300 sites in six different countries.  Project SEARCH is a business led, one year, school to work program that takes place at what is known as a host business.  Over the course of the school year students, or interns, are placed into three different work rotations so that they have the opportunity to acquire marketable skills to be used in competitive employment.  Each rotation emulates a job, and expectations for the interns are comparable to what they will experience once they secure competitive employment.  Understanding the culture of work, appropriately responding to a supervisor, working well with others, effective workplace communication, and getting comfortable with the pace of work are just a few of the goals for the interns.  Throughout the year the interns are trained on an array of soft and hard skills that will help them to become more employable.

Project SEARCH has an impressive track record, with over 70% of interns acquiring jobs after graduating from the program.  As the Community Rehabilitation Program for the Palo Alto site, The River City Group has a full-time Job Coach engaged in the day-to-day training of interns as they progress through their rotations.  At graduation time, RCG will assume the lead role in securing jobs for our well-prepared interns.