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Project SEARCH Licking Memorial Health Systems

What is Project SEARCH LMHS?

What is Project SEARCH?

Project SEARCH is a unique business-led, one-year, school-to-work, transition program designed to help fifth-year high school seniors with disabilities to gain competitive entry-level employment skills.  The Project SEARCH program occurs onsite at Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS). 

 The cornerstone of Project SEARCH is total immersion in the LMHS environment.  Each day, the interns will spend 1.5 hours learning employability skills in the classroom.  They will also participate in three internships/experiences throughout the year where they will learn competitive entry-level skills. 

Important Dates

Information Night
     Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
     Licking Memorial Hospital, First Floor Conference Room

Application Deadline
     Friday, February 9, 2024

Skills Day/Interviews
     Monday, March 4, 2024
     Tuesday, March 5, 2024
     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
     Licking Memorial Hospital, Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Tours by Appointment
     Contact Dennis Love
     (740) 345-3290, ext. 2025    

Complete and Submit Application by February 9th, 2024 
Dennis Love,  Project Search Coordinator
Licking Regional Educational Service Center
 145 N. Quentin St.
Newark, Ohio 43055

Applicant Requirements
  1. Students 18-21 years old.
  2. Have finished the necessary credits for graduation. The student must have met all the requirements to graduate, but must not be considered a graduate by their home district in order to participate.
  3. Benefit from participating in a variety of internships
  4. Possess a desire to work competitively at the end of the Project SEARCH program.
  5. Students must be enrolled in their home district during their senior year of high school.
  6. The student’s IEP team approves of the placement into Project SEARCH. The student’s district of residence Special Education Director must be a part of this IEP team decision. 
  7. The student must be eligible for services with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and have completed a work experience prior to applying for Project SEARCH.

Our Partners


Licking Memorial Health Systems (Host Business Site)  

Licking Regional Educational Service Center (Provides Teacher) 


Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (Provides Funding for Job Coaches)


Greenleaf Job Training (Provides Job Coaches) 

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Provides after Internship Support) 

Our County Schools: Provides Student Intern Candidates and Financial Support 

               Granville Exempted Village Schools 
               Heath City Schools
               Johnstown Monroe Local School
               Lakewood Local School
               Licking Heights Local School
               Licking Valley Local School
               Newark City Schools
               North Fork Local School District
               Northridge Local School District
               Southwest Licking Local Schools


For More Information Contact:

Dennis Love 
Project SEARCH LMHS Coordinator
Tina Angeletti MA Ed
Project SEARCH LMHS Instructor

Application Deadlines

To apply for an Internship spot for the 2023-2024 school year please complete the application. 
Click Below for Application 
The application deadline is February 9, 2023