Project SEARCH Intern Showcase

Videos, posters, resumes and Project SEARCH* interns combined to make a memorable evening on Monday, February 22, 2016. Guests perused booths staffed by Project SEARCH interns at Central Peninsula Hospital. Skills obtained while working alongside hospital mentors were highlighted by each KPBSD student intern. Poster boards created by students featured skills such as taking vitals, slicing and dicing with kitchen knives, reading gauges and gases, sanitizing beds, and scanning, faxing, copying. Individual posters showed snippets of interns in action.


Each intern prepared a video showcasing themselves in action, demonstrating skills learned on rotation. Everything from tightening a bolt with wrenches to analyzing and adjusting anesthesia billing sheets rolled across the screen. The event, attended by family, school district employees, hospital employees and the public provided a glimpse into the valuable job skills the interns are learning and their future plans of employment utilizing these skills.



*Project SEARCH is a high school transition program for students (interns) with disabilities. The goal is for interns to learn marketable job skills to compete for jobs within our community.

Story contributed by Cindy Worley, Project SEARCH teacher


  • Ross Pilatti explains to Austin Hansen how the skills he learned in Materials Management and Patient Financial Services/HIM translate into possible future employment opportunities

  • Jamie Topp shared her skills from Laundry and Day Surgery

  • Skylair Childress shared his passion of making pizzas and caused several attendees to express a sudden craving of pizza

  • Bailey Holt and Jeff Dolifka discuss Bailey's rotations in Maintenance and Respiratory Therapy

  • Annabel Mendoza, answered questions about how she plans to use the CNA skills she is gaining both in her CNA class and Project SEARCH CNA shadow rotation on the Med Surg floor to assist her in obtaining employment as a CNA

  • Left to right: Bailey Holt; Annabel Mendoza; Skylair Childress; Jamie Topp; Ross Pilatti