Readiness Program

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH combines classroom instruction provided by Ingham Intermediate School District with a year-long unpaid internship at either Michigan State University or the State of Michigan. This combination of instruction and immersion in the workplace prepares interns to meet employer expectations. Participants gain experience in a variety of settings that will align to their interests, abilities and availability.

  • Classroom:  Focus on employability and independent living skills. Engage in job seeking activities.
  • Work Experience:  Gain immersion in real-life job settings through three different host businesses offering individualized support on-site.
  • Work Exploration:  Review available internships and explore career interests beyond Project SEARCH with assistance from community partners.

State of Michigan Project SEARCH 2018-19 in Review