Sunday, 13 November 2011

'Doing my job is awesome' - employee of the year

This video allows a young San Franciso man, Jackson Soderquist Steel, and his co-workers to speak eloquently about his job as a docent at a science museum, and how he prepared to do it so well that he recently won a prestigious Employee of the Year award:

As a teenager with Down Syndrome, Jackson struggled in school. At 14, he first started working with JVS, taking our skill-building courses as part of his school day. Over the next five years, JVS coached him through his first jobs. Last year, JVS placed Jackson as an Explainer at the Exploratorium. Jackson has thrived at his job, learning quickly how to build his strengths, overcome his challenges, and communicate his needs to his supervisors. He loves his work and takes pride in setting a positive example to other youth with disabilities who visit the museum.

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