Jason has always liked the food service industry. That made working at a local sandwich shop a perfect fit.
He worked with Pine Tree Society’s Career Development Services team to develop his resume and fill out the application.
“I didn’t know how to fill out an application online so I needed help with that,” Jason said. “They helped with my resume too. But I did the interview. I’d done a job interview before so I knew what to expect this time and was more prepared than the first time I did an interview.”
That experience paid off.
“I got the job right off the bat.”
Jason is working part time at the cash register, handling sandwich prep and pitching in to do dishes and anything that’s needed.
“I like the people I work with and I make sure I’m busy.”
Lillian Doughty is the director of Pine Tree Society’s Career Development Center. She’s seen first hand how Jason’s confidence in his own abilities has grown.
“He’s always had the abilities and we’ve seen a huge improvement in his self confidence. He advocates for himself and understands his abilities and where they fit in the world of work. He has also set short and long term goals for himself that are realistic.”
Jason already has his driver’s license. His goal is to save enough money to buy a car.
“I want to go back to delivery driving, that’s my big goal.”
“Jason was a delivery driver a long time ago and he really enjoyed that,” Lillian continued. “His short term goal is to work full time, his long term goal is to buy a car, which is an attainable goal. In the meantime, he’s completely independent and lives and works on the public bus route.”