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#OurPurpose Success Story: Terrance
April 30, 2019
#OurPurpose Success Story: Terrance

Terrance came to the Easterseals NJ Raritan Valley Work Center in 2004 as a high school graduate whose only work experience was a seasonal job at a department store. Terrance said his main objective at the Center was to “make more money.” In order to reach his goal, Terrance took on the challenge of learning different tasks – some came easily, and others that did not.

While earning his paycheck, Terrance learned many new skills such as material handling, assembling, categorizing, and labeling. In addition to learning these tasks, he worked on his social skills, and basic job seeking skills. He learned things like how to correctly fill out a job application and ways to respond effectively to questions asked during a job interview.

Ultimately, this led to a job opportunity as a material handler loading and unloading trucks at a warehouse. Terrance thrived in this environment, using his new found skills to ease him into the competitive job market. With continued support from the work center, Terrance worked to further develop the traits and characteristics of a valued employee.

As Terrance now seeks new opportunities in the workplace, staff at Easterseals are helping Terrance perfect his resume by helping him identify work areas in which he is qualified. This will serve him well as he pursues other opportunities and help him explore the ways in which he can become more versatile. ACCSES NJ is confident that Terrance will continue to succeed wherever he goes!


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