We were picking out stuff that we use for our hygiene. We did it on our own without asking for help. We didn't ask for help from the people working there, so that we could be as independent as possible.
During my twelfth week at Workability, we mostly learned about professionalism. It is very important to remember when you have a job interview or want to keep the job you have, you have to always wear clothing that is appropriate. Make sure that not only what you wear is comfortable and nice looking, but is also covering the main parts to your body. Moreover, there will be days where it may go by slow or you may not have as much customers, but it is important to always keep yourself busy, occupied, and going the extra mile!
We went to the Arizona State Museum to learn about Native American culture. We learned about all the different the tribes. We saw Navajo rugs, paintings and drawings, and baskets. -Julie
We went to La Pilita Cultural Center to learn about a shrine and after we went to Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum. There were mariachi outfits, old instruments, and photos of historic mariachi women.-Trinity
We went to a Korean market. We bought kimchi and yogurt bottles. I liked the yogurt bottles. - Kelli
We went to the Autism Society of Southern Arizona. We spoke to a woman named Brie. She told us about the Autism Walk that is coming up on April 6th. She spoke about how parents can advocate for their kids with autism.
We went to The Double Tree Job Fair and it wasn't what we expected ; however, we practiced talking in a professional environment in order to come out of our comfort zone.
Ending the fourth week of my Workability program, there was a guest speaker named Lisa, who is a sophomore attending the U of A with a disability. She explained to us that she has constant back pain and also hears things that other people may not normally hear. However, Lisa had certain accommodations that help her be successful in school. She also applied her college life to what was learned in class this week such as self advocacy, self determination, and self disclosure.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.