Students pair with Gundersen to learn employment skills

Part of Gundersen ‘Project Search'

Ten students applied for a local program pairing them with employment training at Gundersen Health System.

Between 8 and 12 students with developmental and learning disabilities take part in Gundersen’s ‘Project Search’ training session each year. The program teaches the selected Wisconsin students about various areas of Gundersen’s La Crosse campus through class time, internships and skill trainers.

Event organizers say it’s about preparing the students for the future.

“We’re looking to get them all employed in the community once we’re done, either here at Gundersen or with other employers,” said Gundersen Health System H.R. Consultant Ann Wales.

All of the students will now go through an application process before being accepted into the ‘Project Search’ program.