Redmond Project SEARCH Interns Graduate

The second class of Project SEARCH interns at Redmond graduated in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the hospital. During the graduation ceremony, three Project SEARCH interns spoke on behalf of their class. Remarks were also made by Redmond CEO John Quinlivan and Floyd County School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson. This year's class represented every high school in the Floyd County School System.

Redmond is the first and only industry in the county currently working with Floyd County School's chapter of Project SEARCH. Project SEARCH is an international work-based learning program for students with special needs. This year, seven interns called Redmond home during the 2018-2019 school year. The interns completed classroom instruction onsite at Redmond in addition to spending the majority of their time completing internships in a variety of hospital departments. During their internship rotations, the students learned a wide variety of job skills including workplace safety, social, communication, and job search. Project SEARCH will return at Redmond for the 2019-2020 school year.

Two graduates from last year's Project SEARCH class are working full-time. Several students in this year's class have submitted job applications and have job interviews scheduled.

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