Project SEARCH interns graduate at La Crosse’s Gundersen Health System

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Thursday was graduation day for Project SEARCH interns. Project SEARCH allows young adults living with disabilities the opportunity to learn skills that prepare them to enter the workforce.

Thursday’s graduation at Gundersen Health System features 7 graduates.

In the state of Wisconsin, there are more the 180 young adults who did work at 25 different Project SEARCH sites.

“If you talk to employers who’ve had some of the project search students and other workers with disabilities, they’ll know that they’re some of the most committed workers and members of the workforce that they can have,” said Pam McGillivray, the Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Project SEARCH started in 2008 and has now trained nearly 1,500 Wisconsin residents to prepare them to get a job.

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