Project SEARCH ceremony recognizes graduates

Posted at 9:09 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 22:09:18-04

Governor Scott Walker attended a special graduation ceremony Friday at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, recognizing Project SEARCH graduates. 

Project SEARCH is an internship program that provides employment training for students living with disabilities, helping them to find a job after high school.

"When I first started as Governor, we had one site in Madison, and we've grown over the years, in large part because we just saw the incredible value that this program provides for people with disabilities,” said Gov. Scott Walker. “Not as a charity, as I mentioned, but really to find the unique abilities that they have, and tie that in so that they can pursue careers to support themselves far into the future.”

Leaders say it's exciting to watch the students' confidence grow as they learn the skills they'll need to pursue their passion in the real-world.