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SCRMC Welcomes 2022-23 Project SEARCH Class

Posted on September 6, 2022

South Central Regional Medical Center, Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services and Jones County School District proudly announces the 2022-23 Project SEARCH class hosted by South Central Regional Medical Center. 

Students of the program include: Quandarius McDonald, Trevlin Powe and John Patrick Smith. Program instructors include: Melanie Follis and Billy Jones.

The program, which was started by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, is designed to help students with intellectual disabilities move into the workforce after high school. Project SEARCH SCRMC began in 2019.

This year interns will work their way through rotations in different departments of SCRMC. Along with on-site job duties, interns are taught business etiquette, interview skills, personal presentation and participate in community service projects. While at SCRMC, the interns will assist in Admissions, Environmental Services, Food Services, Laboratory, Materials Management, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Wound Care and Nursing Units.

Project SEARCH is a national program designed to help students with disabilities obtain competitive community-based employment is expanding to south Mississippi through a strategic collaboration of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, South Central Regional Medical Center and the Jones County School District.

Project SEARCH SCRMC offers students from the Jones County School District a ten-month internship position. This opportunity allows the students to work on employability and functional skills in several areas including team building, technology, communication, job search skills and money management.