Tabor College Project SEARCH has first graduation ceremony

From left to right: Robert Haude, Ryan Hutton, Thomas Gill, Ally Larson, Daneen Landis as business liaison, Izzie Klassen as skills trainer
From left to right: Robert Haude, Ryan Hutton, Thomas Gill, Ally Larson, Daneen Landis as business liaison, Izzie Klassen as skills trainer
The Project SEARCH program at Tabor College had its first graduation ceremony for the 2017-18 interns May 10.

The ceremony marked an achievement of hard work and success for the three interns on the Tabor campus: Ryan Hutton, North Newton; Thomas Gill, Hills­boro; and Ally Larson, Marion.

Through this program, each intern found clarity in a specific vocation that he or she will pursue and has gained employment. Through three rotations, the interns were mentored and pursue different career paths while developing new skills.

“I am excited for graduation because it is an opportunity to celebrate all the hard work and dedication that these three interns put into this year,” said Rob Haude, Tabor College Project SEARCH coordinator. “I am pleased to say that we have 100 percent employment. Each one of our interns have secured employment of at least 16 hours.”

Project SEARCH is a partnership between Tabor College and Marion County Special Education Coopera­tive. The two organizations participate on the advisory committee that meets on campus monthly and includes area experts in special education and job placement.

For more information about the program, visit the official website at www.projectsearch.us or contact Robert Haude at rhaude@mcsec.org.