Supported and Encouraged
“I could feel that they really wanted me to succeed.”
I knew what I wanted to do for a job, but I was struggling with all that I had to do to become qualified. When I talked with my bishop, he gave me a referral to Deseret Industries (DI). From the very moment I began the training program, I could feel that they really wanted me to succeed.
What helped me the most were my regular meetings with my development counselor and job coach. They supported and encouraged me as I struggled to reach my goals. I loved the positive comments they gave me each time we met to discuss my progress. Every quarter we would come up with a plan and identify the resources that would help me. I am also grateful to my bishop for his support. He was sweet, kind, fun, and very helpful. I am thankful to everyone at DI for their support as I progressed through the program.
DI gave me the support I needed to finish my certificate program at the university as a substance use disorder counselor. With my certification, I was offered the job I wanted.
"With my certification, I was offered the job I wanted.”
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