A new Project SEARCH class is now part of the Mary Washington Healthcare family. Project SEARCH is a national program preparing young people with disabilities for success in integrated, competitive employment. Seven of the students graduated from high schools in Stafford County, and for the first time this year, there is a student from James Monroe High School.
Kathy Wall, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, had the honor to pin on each badge, and then revealing where each intern would begin their training this year. This year each intern will spend the first 10 weeks in one of these areas: the gift shop, Patient Access, radiology, pharmacy, engineering, Quality and Patient Safety, and Environmental Services. After their first rotation, they come back to the Volunteer Services office for basic skills training for a week, followed by another 10 week rotation.
After receiving their badges, they each tossed a penny into the fountain, making a wish for their futures. The wishes ranged from being a movie star to being the best employee they could be! (Photos courtesy Mary Washington Healthcare)