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Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is an international, unique, business-led, one year internship program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Collaborating with PathPoint, workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations.

PathPoint has been designated the state liaison by Project Search headquarters.


PathPoint currently has Project SEARCH collaborations with:

  • Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield
  • Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA in Los Angeles
  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Henry Mayo Medical Center in Santa Clarita
  • St. John’s Hospital Camarillo
  • St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard
  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
  • Cypress Place Senior Living in Ventura
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo
  • Pacifica Senior Living in Santa Barbara
  • Regency Palms Senior Living in Oxnard
  • Avila Senior Living in San Luis Obispo

The sole definition of a successful outcome is competitive employment for each Project SEARCH intern. Project SEARCH is a business-led program, which means that students learn relevant, marketable skills while immersed in the business and those businesses are active partners, participating without subsidies.

The program focus is on serving people with a variety of developmental disabilities, who experience total immersion in the workplace. Project SEARCH graduates receive effective follow-along services to retain employment.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Moore
Executive Director, Developmental Disability Services
Phone: (805) 234-6691