With a month and half left until our inaugural Project SEARCH interns complete their nine months of on-the-job rotations at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Spa in Kissimmee, three out of the seven have received job offers or have already started at their new places of employment.
With employment offers from Lowe's Distribution Center, Walt Disney World, and Publix, these interns have made the most of their experience over the past year.
"I am very passionate about my new job at Publix," said 19 year old Cristo Karafarias. "It is good employment and has lots of opportunities to learn and move up. It is awesome that I can now help pay bills and rent at my house."
Bishop Grady Villas is also expanding its Project SEARCH program to an additional site at Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs beginning fall 2018 in collaboration with Seminole County Public Schools.