A Secure Future

“DI helped me to achieve my goals step by step.”

Before I began working at Deseret Industries (DI), I spent my days sleeping or hanging with people who were not a good influence on me. My mother was very worried about what was going to happen to me. After she began working at DI, she encouraged me to talk to our bishop about getting a referral for the training program. So I did!

I have always wanted to be a security guard, but I just didn’t know where to start. DI helped me to achieve my goals step by step. They taught me that I can accomplish the things I want to do.

One of the most important goals I had was to have the confidence to talk more. Over the years I had lost my confidence, and eventually, I just stopped trying. My experience at DI gave me the confidence to overcome this fear.

After working hard and proving myself at DI, I was enrolled in a guard card and firearms course. In one month I finished my guard card, firearms, baton, pepper spray, Taser, CPR, and handcuff training. A few months later, I was working as a security guard.

Because of the DI training program, my life has greatly improved. I now have a future working in a job I love. I also have great friends now and am engaged to be married in the temple. I never thought my life could be this good. I want to tell everyone who needs to find a new future to look and see what happened to me because of the DI training program. I accomplished my goals!

“I now have a future working in a job I love.”

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