Riley King '16
Riley, a 2016 Project SEARCH graduate, recently accepted a full time position as a filing clerk at FCI Federal. Reflecting on his experience in the program, Riley said: I was “nervous and very shy when Project SEARCH
started” He applied to Project SEARCH because he, “wanted to learn new skills, learn what it is like to work and be professional, become more independent and confident (especially when speaking with people), to graduate Project Search and get a full time job”. As an intern at Portsmouth Regional Hospital as well as at the program’s newest host site, Long Term Care (LTC) Partners, he improved his skills in communication, task initiation and professionalism.
IT Infrastructure Manager, John Weigert, commented on Riley’s work at LTC Partners. “Riley came on board to help us with our increasing amount of IT administrative tasks such as refilling printer trays, reconciling reports, testing equipment and wiping laptops. It was a great pleasure to work with Riley and he was a great asset to have during his internship. A really great quality that Riley has is when he completes a task he proactively seeks his next task. Every good book has a great introduction and a final resolution. Riley consistently sends an email every morning with a nice greeting and his plan for the day. At the end of the day, I get an email with his final accomplishment. We should all take a page from that book. That is what I learned from Riley.”
Virtual Content Manager, Elizabeth Callahan, also shared her thoughts, “My recent experience with my Project SEARCH intern Riley was one of the most rewarding professional (and personal) experiences I’ve had in my career!”
Riley is eager to begin his full time position at FCI Federal. “I’m looking forward to working and getting paid!”
Project SEARCH Seacoast New Hampshire is a workforce training program through Great Bay Community College in collaboration with Portsmouth Regional Hospital, the host business site, Community Partners, One Sky Services and NH Vocational Rehabilitation.