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Devon’s Story of Employment – “I love my job!”

I love my job.  I started working at Universal Cells (UCells), an Astellas Pharma company located in Seattle, Washington, in February 2018 as an Office Lab Assistant.  There have been lots of ups and downs with growing pains as the company has expanded. The changes with the COVID restrictions have been challenging. UCells is a…

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Katie’s Hurdles and Accomplishments

“People will always tell you, ‘You can’t do it.’ I learned that the hard way, but if you put your mind to it, you can do anything. I want my future employers to know I can accomplish any task they put in front of me.” Like most 22-year-olds, Katie has graduated from a college program,…

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Meet Kirstin and Learn About Her First Community-Based Job Experience

Kirstin Bradach enjoys the color pink, laughing, making food, and taking photos of her creations. Until last summer, Kirstin worked her entire adult life for Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette (GICW) in Portland, OR. GICW is transforming its services to entirely community-based, and is focusing on finding integrated, community jobs for its clients.  …

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Meet David, The EMT!

David lives in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. During middle school and high school, David’s school transition plan involved working as part of each school day. He tried working in a hospital setting for a short time in high school; however, it ended badly because the school system did not involve support to ensure…