Project SEARCH Licking Memorial Health Systems
What is Project SEARCH LMHS?

What is Project SEARCH?

Project SEARCH is a unique business-led, one-year, school-to-work, transition program that takes place entirely at a host business site. This project enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.

Candidate Interns will participate in 3 rotations year round. The rotations will allow them to gain employability skills, target skills in high need areas, work on building their resume, and much more. Candidate Interns report to their hospital managers, job coaches and teacher through their day.

There are over 300 Project SEARCH programs in 39 states in the US and 32 in four international countries. With 38 local sites, Ohio has the largest number of Project SEARCH sites of any state. Licking County is the newest site. Our inaugural year is the 2016-2017 school year.


Project SEARCH LMHS is open to all students who have met the following criteria:
- A student enrolled in a Licking County High School (The student MUST be enrolled and attending their home district during their Senior year of school.) 
- Are on an IEP and have a disability that is seen as barrier to obtaining full time employment after graduation
- 18 years or older by August 1st of the starting year of the internship, or will not turn 22 by the end of the internship year. 
- Have completed all requirements to graduate high school, but have not yet accepted their diploma
- Drug & Tobacco Free

Our Partners


Licking Memorial Health Systems- Host Business Site  


Licking County Educational Service Center- Provides Teacher 


Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities- Provides funding for job coaches


Greenleaf Job Training- Provides Job Coaches 

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities- Provides after internship follow along 

& Our County Schools: Provides Student Intern Candidates 

               Granville Exempted Village Schools 
               Heath City Schools
               Johnstown Monroe Local School
               Lakewood Local School
               Licking Heights Local School
               Licking Valley Local School
               Newark City Schools
               North Fork Local School District
               Northridge Local School District
               Southwest Licking Local Schools

For More Information Contact:
Sarah Knaebel MA Ed 
Project SEARCH LMHS Coordinator
 Abby Goerke M.Ed
Project Search LMHS Instructor
Application Deadlines
We have already chosen the internship class for the 2017-2018 school year.
The application window will open again in January of 2018 to apply for an internship spot for the 2018-2019 school year. 
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