Since he was little, Tom Mohr had one goal: when he was a man, he was going to work. 

Now 21, Mohr has had multiple positions around town in a variety of fields and gained real-world experience that helped build his confidence and sharpen his abilities.

That’s thanks in part to Project SEARCH, an international program that began nine years ago in Aberdeen. It provides job training for young adults with cognitive or physical disabilities ages 18 to 21 through partners such as Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Northern State University and the Aberdeen Family YMCA.

When students graduate from Project SEARCH, they are equipped with the skills they need to be

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