Project SEARCH celebrated the culmination of a year of hard work for Pitt County Schools students with disabilities.
Students gathered their certificates and reflect on their time in the program.
The program is designed to give them the skills to contribute to their communities and gain employment after high school.
The project, which was launched in 2015, is a partnership between Vidant Medical Center, Pitt County Schools, RHA Health Services and N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Students in the program rotate through various jobs in the hospital, learning new skills and networking along the way.
After graduation, students are assisted as they seek gainful employment.
The graduation took place at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center on 2000 Venture Tower Drive Tuesday at 6 p.m.