Project SEARCH graduation in the Midlands

(left to right): Eric Tolbert, VR Job Coach; Katherine Harris, Business Liaison, Palmetto Health Parkridge; Project SEARCH graduates Taylor Keeshan, Rodheem Perry, Daniel Austin, Tarung Parikh, and Judith Gillings; Sandi Batten, Arc of the Midlands Job Coach; Elizabeth Magee, Instructor.

(left to right): Eric Tolbert, VR Job Coach; Katherine Harris, Business Liaison, Palmetto Health Parkridge; Project SEARCH graduates Taylor Keeshan, Rodheem Perry, Daniel Austin, Tarung Parikh, and Judith Gillings; Sandi Batten, Arc of the Midlands Job Coach; Elizabeth Magee, Instructor.

The Project SEARCH program at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge held their inaugural graduation on Wednesday, June 1.

Five students with intellectual and developmental disabilities from District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties graduated from the year long program which promotes transition into the workplace for competitive employment.

All five interns are employed at the hospital.

Read more about Project SEARCH in the Midlands in the April 2016 issue of VR3