As Southwestern Community College’s first Project SEARCH® interns introduced themselves to their new supervisors, Glenda Shular stood beaming quietly off to the side.
Clearly, this was a moment worth savoring.
Shular’s son Chris was one of six special needs students who’ll be learning job skills at Harris Regional Hospital this fall. They were introduced to a room filled with WestCare Health department directors and Project SEARCH® program coordinators.
“Even before he was selected to be part of this program, I was tickled to death to hear about it,” said Glenda Shular, who lives in Whittier. “It’s long overdue, in my opinion. It’s great to see an organization in the community recognize that these people have something to offer.