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Project SEARCH grad thrives in job at Fairfield Medical Center
Fairfield Medical Center
Jeff Glau, who graduated from the Project SEARCH program at Fairfield Medical Center, was recently featured in the new edition of the hospital's newsletter Monday Morning. 
 
You can read the full article below or you can view the article on page five of the newsletter.
 
The Project SEARCH program at Fairfield Medical Center aims to give students the tools they need to enter the work force. They work on communication skills and self-confidence, work ethic, life skills, how to manage money, and relationship building. Last year, Jeff Grau was a Project SEARCH student. He primarily worked in Environmental Services and multiple people urged him to apply for a job when his time as a student was winding down.He decided to apply for the EVS Attendant position, and got it!
 
He started in March, while he was still a student, which is the earliest any of the Project SEARCH students have landed a job. Jeff says the communication skills he learned as a student helped him in his interview with Manager of Environmental Services Manager Chris Chong. He said he got the call with the offer and was so excited! His mom was also really happy for him and they went out to Golden Corral afterwards to celebrate. He couldn't wait to come in the following day and tell everyone that he had accepted the job. He says all of his classmates were excited for him!
 
Jeff works full-time on second shift as an EVS Attendant. Jeff says he loves working at Fairfield Medical Center. He really enjoys playing a part in ensuring our hospital is clean. He enjoys meeting new people and talking with visitors.
 
Jeff's advice to other Project SEARCH students is to find something you like. You have to enjoy what you do every day. Jeff sees himself being here long-term and has two main goals: get his driver's license, and continue working hard to advance his career. Jeff is a great example of our common purpose and how hard work pays off! FMC is lucky to have you, Jeff!