The Goodwill Industries of Kansas Project SEARCH program has received Project SEARCH’s Excellent Employment Outcome award for 2019-2020. This award recognizes program sites that have achieved 70% to 100% competitive employment for all participants in a given program year.
Goodwill partners with Cintas Wichita to provide internships to adults with disabilities, helping them learn job skills and gain valuable work experience. This partnership began in 2017 and has seen great success since its inception. Every six months, adults with disabilities can apply for an internship with Cintas. Candidates complete an interview and on-site skills assessment for the chance at one of the program openings. Once accepted, participants work on a variety of tasks focused on building their job abilities while also learning soft-skills in a classroom setting.
Over 70% of 2019-2020 program graduates have been able to find competitive employment in the community, many finding jobs directly with Cintas.
Learn more about Goodwill’s Project SEARCH program here.