As a license holder of the Project SEARCH program, data is collected on the interns who start, graduate, and accept competitive employment in the community within the year after the program ends. Competitive is defined as 16 hours a week making minimum wage or higher and is not seasonal.
The program must meet certain criteria to keep the program active, valuable and accountable. Each year the program must meet the threshold percentage of interns employed after successfully graduating from the program. The threshold is 75%. All programs should work to have numbers above the threshold. Currently, the Apollo Project SEARCH program is in its 10th year and has a 94% placement rate. The program has received awards for its success of reaching 100% employment.