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HCPSS Acting Superintendent to Attend Project Search Class of 2017 Celebration

Posted: June 8th, 2017

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Acting Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano joined Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and Maryland Secretary of Disabilities Carol Beatty for the year-end ceremony to honor the achievements of transitioning youth participating in Project SEARCH. The celebration took place on Friday, June 9, at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City.

“Project SEARCH is invaluable in helping students with disabilities make a smooth transition into the workforce,” said Martirano. “Thanks to the support of our state, county and community partners, this program opens opportunities to every student for productive employment and a bright future.”

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Project SEARCH Howard County is a one-year Transition Program designed for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are in their last year of high school. The program targets individuals whose main goal is employment and who will benefit from full-time career exploration in a business setting.

Each year, 12 transitioning youth from HCPSS work in internships within the Howard County Government. The program provides on-the-job training for future paid employment in the community.

Project SEARCH Howard County is a collaborative effort of the Howard County Public School System, Howard County Government, Arc of Howard County, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services, and the Howard County Autism Society.