Project SEARCH for teens and transition students ages 17+

What is Project SEARCH?

Project SEARCH is a business led collaboration to help young adults with disabilities gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.


Students with disabilities are able to opt for a workforce alternative in their last year of high school, or young adults who have completed high school may be eligible for Project SEARCH. Project SEARCH is a 9-12 month long program, providing total immersion in a large community business. Each day, students report to the business, learn employability skills in the classroom and job skills through their rotating internships. Each student goes through 3-4 rotations of internships. Students and their teams meet monthly for progress reports and to continue defining their career goals.


Get results

The objectives of Project SEARCH are...

  • For students to learn employability skills

  • For students to define their career goals and determine steps to achieve these goals

  • To prepare students for competitive placements at the host business or in the community


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Locations offering Project SEARCH

We provide Project SEACH to the counties surrounding our offices in:

La Crosse, WI (for the holmen school district)
Janesville, WI

How do I get started?

First Steps

We would love the opportunity to talk with you about your questions and needs.

  1. Contact Aptiv today for an informational, no-cost, no-obligation discussion to determine options for participation.

  2. Aptiv meets with the individual and their support network to develop an individualized plan and provide services as outlined in that plan.

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funding & support resources

Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

A State of WI service to help and guide individuals as they change their future and work toward a job goal.

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APSE - Employment First

A grassroots network committed to ensuring that integrated employment continues to grow and improve.

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Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

The first place to go to get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.

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Support us

It’s because of gifts to the Aptiv Foundation that children and adults with disabilities are reaching their goals.  It is only through the vision and generosity of contributions to the Aptiv Foundation that it becomes possible to provide the level of support each person needs and deserves. Contributions go to funding facility improvements, program equipment, and other tools to help people with disabilities live, learn and work in our communities. 

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