MANSFIELD -- Project SEARCH has completed its 13th year, graduating eight students on May 14.
Of the eight students that graduated, seven found employment in the community prior to graduation.
These were the 2019 graduates of Project Search: Payton Kirk (Clear Fork), Emily Rhein (Mansfield), Courtney Timbs (Madison), Bre'Quil Jackson (Mansfield), Ciara Sheppard (Ashland), Mason Eisaman (Lexington), Thomas Ruhl (Northmor), and Levi Ebert (Northmor).
Project SEARCH is a unique business-led transition program for students with disabilities. It provides students who want to work a chance to explore careers and develop transferable job skills. The ultimate goal: independent adults working in a competitive, community-based job.
Project SEARCH will begin its 14th year in August with a new class of students. This program would not be possible without the partnership between OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Pioneer Career and Technology Center and Richland Newhope Industries, Inc.