Yvonne came to Challenge in December of 2014 with an inconsistent employment history and long periods of unemployment due to health issues. She likes to work and has a strong work ethic but things kept happening to derail her at different jobs. Initially Yvonne was hoping to find an office or custodial job. Job Developer Mike Barry from Challenge had Yvonne perform some different assessments, developed a resume, and then assisted her in applying for several jobs.
In March 2015, Mike reached out to Island Health and Fitness. He arranged an interview Terry Ciaschi. Terry agreed to a try out for Yvonne, she would be cleaning the fitness center equipment, public areas and bathrooms. With assistance from Challenge Job Coach Ryan N, she passed the try out and was offered a permanent position. In January of 2016, Yvonne was named Island’s Employee of the Month. Yvonne loves her job and the people she works with. At our annual luncheon, she expressed her appreciation for all the support she received from Island fitness and Challenge staff alike.
Challenge continues to support Yvonne in her employment.
Great Job Yvonne!