Cirstin Fellenheim cleans medical equipment in the Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital critical care unit through her Project SEARCH internship. She started a job as a housekeeper at the hospital May 6.
Since Project SEARCH launched in September 2011, Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital has hired three of the program's 10 graduates.
Project SEARCH is a vocational training program offered through the Marshfield School District and the hospital for 18- to 25-year-old students with disabilities. The program is open to students from Marshfield and surrounding communities.
Students learn career, budgeting and time management skills through classroom instruction and three 10-week internships in different hospital departments. ...