Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is a unique, business led, one year High School-to-work transition program that takes place entirely in the workplace.

Total immersion in the workplace combined with classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations leads to 

Open to students:

Between the ages of 18-21

With an active IPE

Who Qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation Supported Employment services


Who defer receipt of their

high school diploma.

Who makes this possible?


Host Business

Vocational Rehabilitation

Local School District

Service Provider

Project SEARCH 

Current Project SEARCH Sites


Halifax Health Medical Center

Volusia County, FL

John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital

 Pinellas County, FL

University of North Florida

Duval County, FL

Princeton Village Palm Coast

Flagler County, FL

Princeton Village Largo

Pinellas County, FL


For more information:

Please contact Project SEARCH Director Kim Cherry:






Project SEARCH is an internationally trademarked and copyrighted program model focused on skill development and competitive employment for Project SEARCH interns with intellectual disabilities.

Project SEARCH is a partnership of essential agencies. This cooperation leads to series of seamless transition services that provide each student a significant opportunity for career achievement in their chosen employment field.

For more information on Project SEARCH please visit their website:

Program Goal

The goal of Project SEARCH is competitive, meaningful employment for each student participant. The program provides three 10 week internships tailored to each intern's interests and career goals. Through the internships, each student will develop a plethora of skills and tools while exploring multiple employment sectors. This interest and skill building will be vital as we develop successful career paths.