Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH provides real-life work experience and training to help youth with significant disadvantages or different abilities to make successful transitions from school to productive adult life.

Students enroll in a nine-month program that provides training and career exploration, innovative adaptations, long-term job coaching, and continuous feedback from teachers, job coaches, and the employers. Goodwill’s role is key to each students' success. Our Career Coach empowers students during their internships, assists with job search to earn permanent employment at the end of the program and helps students acclimate to their new jobs. We have a 100% success rate in placing students into competitive employment at the completion of the program. 

Classes meet at the Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 2:30pm.

Partners include Children’s Mercy Hospital, the North Kansas City School District, Truman Medical Center, Center for Human Services and Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation.

Participants are referred by the North Kansas City School District, and VR eligible. This program is funded by Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation.

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