Good news about Project Search
Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by Bob
Beth Finke’s post here about October being Disability Employment Awareness month reminded me to share some good news about our Project Search program here at Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin. Since 2011, 18 young men and women have completed our Project SEARCH program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to help them transition into the workforce. Five were hired by Children’s Hospital, and, what’s more, two of our graduates have nearly full-time employment and access to private health insurance!
This great news positively affects the people who were hired, and it positively affects the community, too. Children’s Hospital has talent they were not previously aware of on staff now, and Peggy Niemer, Vice President of Service Excellence at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, says they are a better place as a result. “There is inherent value for patients, for families, and for our employees who want to be part of great futures for children,” she told us. “It’s a win for the wonderful interns, plus it is good for the soul.”