Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce – Empowering All!” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.
The Philadelphia “Employment 1st, Employment NOW!” Steering Committee is once again celebrating this event with a month of employment success stories. Each day we will be posting another success story about someone who is contributing to their community through employment. For those who have requested to receive our employment announcements, you will receive the link to the story in your mailbox. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the successes of people with disabilities working in our communities!
A Part of His Community!
October 15 – Trey S.
Trey is a very active member of his community. He goes to the mall, works out at the Kroc center, swims, takes walks in the park, and spends time at his local library. He is very athletic, running track and engaging in other sporting activities, including basketball. He loves to dance, plays musical instruments, and has his own set of drums. The one thing Trey wanted was to get a job.
In 2016, Trey got hired at Floor & Décor as a custodian and store associate. He works part time greeting customers, ensuring they have a positive shopping experiences, and carries out maintenance duties which include sweeping and cleaning. His long-term goal is to become a train engineer.
~Submitted by Quality Progressions