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Project SEARCH

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The mission of Penn State Health Project SEARCH is to provide a business-led program where students with a wide range of developmental disabilities can learn relevant, marketable skills through innovative workforce and career development in an integrated setting with a goal for successful competitive employment of each Project SEARCH intern.

The Penn State Hershey Project SEARCH High School Transition Program features a unique, business-led, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace, Hershey Medical Center. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and relevant job-skills training through strategically designed internships.  The goal for each student participant is competitive employment. 

Apply today to participate in Project SEARCH!
Deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Project SEARCH student working in medical field
Two Project Search Students with a comfort cart
Project SEARCH student working in a grocery store.
Project SEARCH student serving food

What is the goal?

With the goal of competitive employment, each student receives classroom instruction and hands-on experience through internships in up to three departments at Penn State Health.  Employment searches are done throughout the program year to find suitable jobs within the intern’s community.

We are a partnership

PennState Health
Capital Area Intermediate Unit
PennState College of Medicine
Project SEARCH
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Directions to the Classroom

Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center
700 HMC Cres Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Park in the Centerview parking garage.  Walk to the main entrance of the hospital. Walk to the lion in the Rotunda. From the lion, walk to the North Entrance.  Take the North Entrance elevator to the ground floor and take a left out of the elevator. Walk past the radiology check-in desk (right in front of the elevator) and turn right. Use door on the left to walk down long corridor.  Classroom (room #CG634) will be on your right after Key Control.  If you walk through another set of doors, you have gone too far.

The classroom is CG634.  The C stands for the building that the room is located in, College of Medicine. The G stands for the Ground Floor.


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More Information

Kristi Porter
Project SEARCH Educator

Pamela Wilson
Skills Trainer

Kristen Oesterling
Skills Trainer