Project SEARCH

Cone Health Alamance Regional

Welcome to our new year!

August-October 2015

Newsletter

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Year 2!

We are so excited to have our eight new interns who started on August 24th, 2015! The Interns will spend one year in our program with the ultimate goal of competitive employment. They will learn various job skills during their classroom instruction and during their three internships. They are already off to a great start this year!


We are thankful for our new classroom. Vivian Langley gave us her office space and expanded the Quality Resources Conference Room. We also received new chairs and tables in our freshly painted classroom.


In order to make this program a success the following agencies work together to help the interns towards their goal of employment:


  • Cone Health Alamance Regional
  • Alamance-Burlington School System - EC Department
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Cape Fear Vocational Services
  • Cardinal Innovations

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Meet the Interns!

Spreading the news!

Our staff and interns have been busy spreading the news about Project SEARCH in our community.


  • Cheyenne joined Mrs. Wooten and Mrs. Brantley at The ARC monthly meeting to speak about Project SEARCH on September 9th.
  • All interns spoke at Cone Health Alamance Regional Manager's Meeting on October 8th during the day.
  • On the evening of October 8th, the interns were the guest speakers at the Alamance County Mayors' Committee for Persons with Disabilities Annual Banquet at Ramada Inn.
  • Gabbi and Tyson (previous graduate) traveled to Wrightsville Beach on October 6th & 7th to present to over 125 professionals at the NC CASE Conference.
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Classroom Corner

Our interns have been very busy! Here are few things we have been doing:

  • Packing kits for 5 of the 6 Cone Health Hospitals
  • Internships are going on in the following departments: Emergency Room, Supply Chain, Special Care Nursery, Environmental Services, Dining, Doctor's Lounge, Cardiology, Same Day Surgery, and Interpreter Services
  • Each Intern has email buddies from Cone Health Alamance Regional, Alamance-Burlington School System, and the Steering Committee
  • The Interns went on a field trip to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences to hear about STEM Careers on Friday, October 9th.
  • The Interns have spoken at four events already.
  • Volunteered at Living Free Ministries in August
  • We have been visited by another county that is interested in starting a Project SEARCH program.


We would also like to welcome our new job coach from Cape Fear Vocational Services - Brandy Hopkins!

Where are they now?

Our first group of Interns graduated from Project SEARCH on May 29th, 2015. We are excited to share that they all achieved competitive employment! Way to go!
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