Stemilt's Project SEARCH Participants Begin Final Internship; Terry Brown Comments

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Mon. April 24th, 2023 - by Jenna Plasterer

WENATCHEE, WA - The third time’s the charm! At least, that’s what Stemilt’s seven Project SEARCH participants will be saying after completing their final internship and landing a job in fresh produce. The participants have entered their third internship positions in Stemilt’s departments. Over the next three months, they will be working to gather job recommendations, dial in job-specific skills, and prepare for employment leading up to graduation in the summer.

Terry Brown. Project SEARCH Instructor, StemiltWe are so excited to see them transfer from their internships to employment,” says Project SEARCH Instructor Terry Brown. “It’s beyond exciting to see the progress they have made over the year. Every intern has worked very hard, and we can’t wait to see them continue to grow and become more independent. The interns have told us they are looking forward to graduation but are very excited about landing a job!”

The interns will graduate on June 6, 2023, as the first-ever Stemilt and Wenatchee Valley Project SEARCH program participants, a press release stated.

Stemilt’s seven Project SEARCH participants have entered their third internship positions in the grower’s departments and will learn the ins and outs of the industry

Project SEARCH is a transition-to-work program that provides education and training to young people with disabilities. The interns will work on next-level skills that will transfer to employment opportunities in the near future until their graduation.

After their three month internship, the students will become more independent and learn job-specific skills transferrable to employment opportunities in the near future

Through the program, individuals gain real-life work experiences combined with training employability and independent living to help them successfully transition to productive adult life.

We applaud all of these interns as they kick off their third and final internship!