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The Project SEARCH program would not be able to be successful without the support of our coworkers/supervisors at each of our sites. We love having the opportunity to say thanks to those individuals who embrace our interns and the work they do. This year our Intern of the Month recipient has the opportunity to share the spotlight with someone they feel has helped them in one of their rotations. Jordan Auriana and Maria Stapleton both wanted to honor Terri Riley, who they worked with while in the Auditor's office. Zach Schroeder chose Liz Blosser, who helped him throughout his time working in the Child Support Enforcement department. This has been a great way for our interns to recognize those who are helping them to succeed and the interns have loved the opportunity to "pay it forward" by recognizing these individuals. Thanks to EVERYONE who makes Project SEARCH a success!
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Terri Riley, flanked by Jordan and Maria

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Zach was excited to honor Liz!

SAVE THE DATE 2021-2022 Project SEARCH Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, May 17th, 6pm

2634 Drake Road

Lebanon, OH

We will be celebrating the successes of this years class on May 17th with our annual graduation ceremony. Mark your calendars and join us!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Thanks to Rob Hollaender of Hollaender Manufacturing and his Crew for our Tour!

We had an awesome experience touring the factory and learning about how they make railings and components used in stadiums, businesses and facilities across the country. A 4th generation Hollaender, Rob took us through every step of the operation that takes place in Cincinnati and discussed what makes a good employee for them. The interns enjoyed learning and watching the process from moldings, to the pouring of the metal, to the finished product. Tours like these help our interns see the types of employment available to them and learn from the industry leaders what it takes to be a part of their team and gives them ideas for what types of work they may want to do when they complete the program.


First 3 interns accept job offers!

Three current interns have realized their goals of employment as they have accepted positions to work after Project SEARCH. Josh Medaugh, of Franklin HS, accepted a position with J&N Electric. Josh will be working in the warehouse picking products and filling orders for customers across the United States. Jordan Auriana, from Mason HS, accepted a position working at Otterbein Senior Life in Lebanon as a server in their 1912 dining hall. Maria Stapleton, also from Mason HS, accepted a position as a housekeeper in the Independent Living area for Otterbein. We are proud of these interns and are excited for this opportunity for them and their families. At the time of this newsletter 4 other interns are also considering offers and will make their decisions in the coming weeks- stay tuned!!

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