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Project SEARCH Business Advisory Council

Project SEARCH Business Advisory Council
What is Project SEARCH?
Project SEARCH is a nine-month skill building program for out-of-school youth, ages 18-24, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants complete three internships within Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital where they learn a variety of skills that transfer to various industries and occupations. The hallmark of Project SEARCH is total workplace immersion, which facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training. The primary goal of Project SEARCH is to prepare each intern for success in competitive employment upon the completion of the program. For more information, visit
What is the Project SEARCH Business Advisory Council?
The Project SEARCH Business Advisory Council fosters relationships among McHenry County business leaders to promote the employment of Project SEARCH graduates. Business Advisory Council Members:
 Attend quarterly meetings
 Receive monthly updates on current Project SEARCH interns
 Introduce fellow business representatives to the Project SEARCH program
Who should join?
We welcome anyone in the McHenry County community who would like to make a difference by helping to increase job opportunities for young adults with disabilities. Professionals who might be interested include:
 Community members
 Local business leaders
 Business owners
 Human Resource managers and directors
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For more information, please contact:
Shannon Ciezadlo
Employment Specialist, Project SEARCH at Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital | 630.440.1835
Project SEARCH is driven by a collaboration with the following community partners and a shared focus on providing employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities:

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