Work Program provides special needs students with work experience
Nicholas Haynes, a special needs student at Central High School, committed to Project Search on Friday.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Nicholas Haynes, a special needs student at Central High School, committed to Project Search on Friday.
Project Search is a program made for graduating high school students with disabilities to build work skills.
Students will go through a 9-month program at Middle Georgia State learning on the job training.
Students work in a 10-week rotation at several employers including Kroger, Subway and the Middle Georgia State cafeteria.
Jennifer Wright, the Project Search instructor at Middle Georgia University, who’s also a special needs teacher and mother of a special needs child, says programs like Project Search give children with special needs the tools to live a full life and the ability to feel seen and needed.
Haynes said he’s been receiving a lot of love from his friends since getting accepted.
“Last night I only got like a few hours sleep, but I kept telling my grandma how much people congratulate me every day since I got accepted, and I’ve been so happy,” he said. “Just so happy.”
Haynes will begin his training in August.