In August 2017, RMC welcomed student interns with Project SEARCH, a school-to-work transition program for students with disabilities.
This one-year skill-building experience combines classroom instruction, career exploration and on-site training to empower young adults to be successful in work and in life. Worksite rotations at RMC help to create an immersion experience that supports transition to a productive adult life.
More than 300 U.S. and international sites host Project SEARCH students. RMC’s program is coordinated by Calhoun County Schools and is supported by the Opportunity Center, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Alabama Departments of Education and Mental Health, and the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities.
“Our mission is to help all residents in Calhoun County find and live a healthy, productive life,” says Louis Bass, RMC CEO. “By partnering with vital organizations like Project SEARCH, we help students prepare for the next chapter of life and contribute to society and our local community.” To apply, students with disabilities should contact a student support services teacher at their local school.