About Project SEARCHTM at Wegmans
Project SEARCHTM at Wegmans was launched in September 2010. The project operates in partnership between Monroe #1 BOCES, Lifetime Assistance, ACCES-VR, Finger Lakes DDSO, and is coordinated by the Institute for Innovative Transition.
Project SEARCHTM at Wegmans- 2012-2013 Class
Since 2010, 16 students have graduated from Project SEARCHTM at URMC, with 14 students (88%) successfully transitioning into competitive employment upon program completion. Eleven graduates of the program have been hired by Wegmans as a direct result of their internship placements.
A typical day at Project SEARCHTM at Wegmans:
8:25am Students arrive at the Calkins Rd. store
8:30–9:30am Morning instruction
9:30am Students depart for internships
(Some students are transported to the Marketplace of
9:45am-2pm Internships (30 minutes for lunch)
2-2:30pm Afternoon instruction, journaling, problem solving
Internship opportunities at Project SEARCHTM at Wegmans:
Participants have access to a wide variety of internship options in departments throughout Wegmans, including (but not limited to):
Meet the Project SEARCHTM at Wegmans Staff:
Cindy Martens-Pitts, Teacher
Leslie Glende, Teacher's Assistant
Cynthia Wyman, Teacher's Assistant
Jeanne Stewart, Job Coach
Interested in participating in Project SEARCHTM at Wegmans?
Project SEARCHTM at Wegmans is looking for motivated transition-age students to participate in our program.
For more information on the application process, contact:
Monroe #1 BOCES