DI—A Total Blessing!
“I feel the DI gave me the tools and strengths I needed to move into my future job.
I was out of work when my bishop suggested I participate in the Deseret Industries (DI) training program. At first, I wasn’t sure that DI was the right place for me. This experience, however, has ended up being a total blessing.
From the very beginning, there were people dedicated to supporting me in my desire to improve my skills. I had some personal challenges and health issues, but my job coach and development counselor never put me down or made me feel as if my accomplishments were insignificant. My job coach was always there for me, supporting me and encouraging me to keep going. My development counselor encouraged me to improve and suggested things I could do that would help me progress toward my goals.
I worked in the children’s and men’s clothing departments where I learned how to be a team player. I took classes too, including a short-term intensive customer service program offered at a community college, in which I received a gold standard certification. I was soon training new associates, and I shared with them the lessons I had learned about the importance of being on time and having good attendance.
I feel DI gave me the tools and strengths I needed to move into my future job. My life is better because I worked at DI. There I received the training and learned the skills I never would have had the opportunity to acquire anywhere else. At DI, I was taught, inspired, and uplifted. I was given the hope I needed to have the will to go on.
"I received the training and learned the skills I never would have had the opportunity to acquire anywhere else."
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