DWD, UW-Stout Celebrate Graduation of Four Local Project SEARCH Interns

15 May 2023


MENOMONIE – Isabelle Her spent the past nine months enjoying learning new skills and trying new work opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) through Project SEARCH, a collaborative program overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's (DWD) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Her, a 20-year-old graduate from Menomonie High School, particularly enjoyed working for UW-Stout's Catering Services at the Memorial Student Center, where she had the opportunity to apply her passion for baking.

"I really enjoyed baking before Project SEARCH, and I learned a lot of new skills working in the bakery," Her said. "I also learned a lot of other things like making a resume."

Her, along with three other individuals with disabilities, celebrated the completion of Project SEARCH on Friday, May 12, during a graduation ceremony that drew friends and families to the UW-Stout campus. With help learning new work skills through Project SEARCH, Her will begin a part-time job in the fitting rooms at Marshalls in Menomonie.

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