June 24, 2013

Project Search Montgomery Graduates First Class



The first Project Search Montgomery interns are happy graduates as they received their diplomas following 10 months on the job with various County departments and agencies. On hand to congratulate the graduates were County Councilmember Phil Andrews (front left), County Executive Ike Leggett (front center) and Human Resources Director Joe Adler (back center).
 The first class of 12 interns participating in the Project Search Montgomery program recently took part in a “graduation” ceremony after successfully completing one year with Montgomery County Government.

Project Search Montgomery is designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are either in their last year of high school or are recent graduates. It targets individuals whose main goal is competitive employment and who will benefit from an extensive period of training, long-term job coaching and continuous feedback from teachers, job coaches and employers.

The interns spent the last 10 months working at job sites in the departments of Environmental Protection, Finance, General Services, Housing and Community Affairs, Liquor Control, Parks, Permitting Services, Police, Public Libraries, Recreation and Transportation, in addition to the Office of the County Executive and Office of Human Resources.

The County collaborated on the program with the Rockville-based Ivymount School and SEEC, an adult rehabilitation provider.

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