Welch College has announced a new collaboration with Project SEARCH, according to Greg Ketteman, vice president for strategic initiatives. “Project SEARCH is a program of Sumner County Schools in partnership with The ACCESS Program (a statewide supported employment agency), and Tennessee’s Department of Human Services. The college will host Project SEARCH’s Welcome to Welch! on Monday, November 12. Project SEARCH facilitates job market entry for special needs students who are transitioning after high school,” Ketteman said.

Beginning in fall 2019, Project SEARCH students will come to the Welch campus each day for a class taught by the program teacher, followed by on-the-job mentoring and work in varied roles such as clerical assistance, maintenance and janitorial assistance, and food service assistance. Welch College is currently the only middle Tennessee collegiate site for Project SEARCH and The ACCESS Program.

The Welcome to Welch! event takes place from 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 12, with campus tours scheduled from 5:00-5:30. For more information, contact Dr. Greg Ketteman, Welch College Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.

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