Taking Ownership

“I have proven that others can depend on me, and I have the skills I need to move forward in a great career.”

My referral to the LDS Humanitarian Center has been a great experience and opportunity. I wanted to find full-time employment that offered a future, but when I first began, I was struggling. I hadn’t been able to keep a job. I have health issues that require I take medications with side effects, and the fatigue and irritability that they cause make working around others difficult. As a result, I needed to learn how to deal with stress and conflict in positive ways so that I could be dependable and patient.

My development team at the LDS Humanitarian Center was very supportive. They helped me set goals and were diligent in following up. They made sure I took ownership of my progress. From them, I learned not only how to get along with others in times of stress but also how to lead. I also learned how to be part of a team by being dependable and on time.

My job skills training also included learning how to operate a forklift and how to search and interview for new employment. After all of my hard work, I was offered the opportunity to receive technical training as a pharmacy technician.

From this experience, I know I can overcome my challenges. I have proven that others can depend on me, and I have the skills I need to move forward in a great career. I now have a new job and am preparing to be married. I am grateful for the Deseret Industries training program. This is a wonderful program that helps people with challenges find and create their own solutions.

 “I know I can overcome my challenges.”

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