UnitedHealthcare recently held its annual Project SEARCH graduation ceremony. Families, teachers and UnitedHealthcare leaders recognized seven Fort Bend Independent School District students living with disabilities who have completed an internship with UHC’s Sugar Land office.
These students worked as interns, shadowing UHC employees and gaining confidence, pride and office skills. The program’s goal is to help young adults make a successful transition from school to productive adult life through employment training and learning independent living skills.
Project SEARCH was established 20 years ago by Erin Riegle, Director of the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. It has since grown to include more than 300 sites in the U.S. and around the world, helping thousands of people living with disabilities to pursue fulfilling careers.
Congratulations, 2016 graduates!