• Project SEARCH®

Program

The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. The program culminates in individualized job development.

Outcome Summary

Our outcome measures are based on a rigorous definition of competitive employment that includes the following criteria:

-Employment in an integrated setting (i.e. among co-workers with and without disabilities)

-Year-round, non-seasonal work

-16 hours/week or more

- Prevailing wage


                                        2013-2016 Project SEARCH Outcome Summary:

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

# Enrolled

1412

2034

2370

2876

# Completed

1285

1876

2205

2643

% Completed

91%

92.2%

92.7%

92%

# Employed

881

1370

1697

2016

% Employed (Enrolled)

62%

67.4%

71.6%

70.1%

% Employed* (Completed)

68.6%*

73%*

75.5%*

75.5%*

Avg. Hourly Pay

ND

 $9.13

 $9.61

$9.79

Avg. Hours/Week

ND

 25.39

 25.40

24.20

*Based on outcome reporting by 98% of Project SEARCH program sites and adjusted for missing data using the Markov Chain Monte Carlo Multiple Imputation.