Jasmine Keli'i & Aaron
The UCP Trainer Christina came to our class and gave us a demonstration on CPR. We practiced chest compressions on a manikin. It had lights that turned blue if we were pressing at the right speed and depth. She showed us how to use an Epi Pen and then we were able to practice with fake ones. Christina taught us PASS-Pull Aim Squeeze Sweep when using a fire extinguisher. She also taught us some basic first aid like when you need to call 911 for a cut. If you put 2 gauze pads on and the bleeding doesn't stop then call 911! Christina also showed us an AED unit that is used to administer an electric shock to the heart. These are often found in Airports, Malls, and Sports Centers. We really learned a lot from Christina and are very glad she visited out class!
Jasmine Keli'i & Aaron
We have been reviewing Personal Boundaries. Personal Boundaries include:
Ticket To Work
We have been learning about Social Security and The Ticket to Work Program. . The Program allows you to work part time and still keep your health benefits. You don't have a limit on how much you can earn the first 8 months of being in the Program. This way you can try out work and not be penalized. We went to the DB101 site so I could see how much money I make from work, how much cash benefit I get from social security, and that I would keep my medical benefit. If I work a part time job I will almost double my income while keeping my medical benefit. I also enjoyed talking about budgeting my money.
This is our last week of the Adult Workshop. We are reviewing topics that we wanted to go over again. I chose Personal Boundaries, Boundaries in Communication, and Teamwork. It is good to review and practice so that I am careful with my personal boundaries and keeping my private and personal information safe. It is good to practice scenarios so that you are more confident. I also reviewed who is part of my Team. It is important to know who is on your team so they can help you reach your goals. I am learning how to be the leader of my team!
We worked on Training Stations this week. I did the Cashier/Money Handling, Bussing, and Janitorial Stations. I liked the cashiering station the best because I like math. I did well cleaning because I pay attention to details and I am very good at keeping things neat and orderly. I also dusted and learned about what you can use cleaner on and what you have to use a dry duster on. I think I would like to work somewhere I can help customers, organize things, and clean tables!
We have been learning about Networking. Networking is about meeting new people and making connections. It can be done many places such as a BBQ's, Church, Job Fairs, and social media. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets to network as well. We also researched groups in Tucson that focus on Networking. They meet twice a month and get together to discuss various topics that they all have interest in. Workability is going to start a Networking Support Group for job seekers. It will be a place to talk to other job seekers about what has been working and not working for them. We will be practicing more networking at an upcoming job fair.
SSI/SSDI Ticket to Work
The Ticket To Work Program from Social Security let's you work and keep some of your benefits. Some people think that they can't work at all because they will lose their cash and medical benefit. Don't worry! You can work and still keep part of your benefits! Have a positive attitude and an I can Attitude and you will be great. You can network, go to Job Development, pull yourself together, focus, and have support along the way. Here is a success story that I would like to share with you. This is Larry's story....
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.