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Project Opportunity graduation

Jun. 27, 2013, 8:56 AM

At the recent Project Opportunity graduation ceremony were (front row, from left) Terrell Smith, program director, graduates Sara Ezell and Stephanie Lara, (back row, from left) graduates Stephanie Godby, Mark Wakefield, Caitlin Guill, Michelle Halman, program coordinator, Dana Klebs, assistant teacher and graduate Andrew Spiller. (photo by Anne Rayner)

Project Opportunity, a 10-month job skills training program for individuals with developmental disabilities, recently celebrated its five new graduates.

The group worked in various departments throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

As interns, they learn a variety of entry-level jobs in health care in hopes of gaining enough experience to apply and obtain positions at Vanderbilt.

So far, the program has assisted 37 graduates in gaining Vanderbilt employment.

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