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Project SEARCH Employment Outcome Awards

Recognizing Excellent Employment Outcomes

We strive to provide the best career-readiness education and training program and services with the goal of maximizing opportunities for competitive employment for all of our program graduates.

Project SEARCH recognizes program sites that have achieved 70% to 100% competitive employment* for all participants in a given program year. The awardees are recognized at a formal awards ceremony at the Project SEARCH International Conference each summer.

* Program sites in the United Kingdom and Ireland are recognized for reaching 60% employment, or greater, because of the lower overall employment rate in those countries as compared with the U.S.

Our working definition of employment is as follows:

  • Employment in an integrated setting
  • Year-round work
  • 16 hours/week or more
  • Prevailing wage

At the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, 183 program sites from 37 states and 3 countries were recognized for achieving 70% to 100% employment for their 2015 program graduates. We are proud to honor the following Outcome Award recipients: