Tell us about you?
I was introduced to the services provided by DOR as I neared the end of high school education. I was first referred to the non-profit organization OPARC by DOR in early 2018.
How have VR Services impacted you?
For about a year, I attended every job prep class and meeting with my Job Developer. I received job placement services through OPARC where a Paid Internship Program (PIP) was developed at Nestle. Three months later I was hired directly by Nestle and remain competitively employed there to this day. My primary job duty is centered on data entry and running reports. … When I first started Nestle, I needed verbal prompting to approach my supervisor and colleagues for clarification to complete assignments. Today, I independently identify and approach supervisors without prompting and I am working on new tasks independently. I feel good about my job!
What does 100 years of VR mean to you?
Vocational Rehabilitation has supported me in training and today I am an asset in the workplace and overall, more confident in life.