Angel Vega is finding his way in the workforce thanks to VersAbility/Hired Hands’ Supported Employment program. Angel was referred to the Hired Hands division of VersAbility by the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) where he was paired with a job coach to help him discover his true passions and overall goals for employment.
Recently, Angel participated in a week-long work trial at VersAbility’s Norfolk office. During this work trial, participants are able to determine their interests while their job coach gets a better understanding of the persons skill sets so they can be sure to match them with the perfect employment fit where the employee will thrive.
Angel shared that he really enjoyed using the copier and stuffing envelopes, but he was grateful to have the chance to try new things.
“I feel so good about all the work we did, I feel like wow, that was great. I feel like I accomplished something,” says Angel.
At the completion of his work trial, Angel, his DBVI counselor, and his job coach discuss what he has in store next on his journey to employment.
We can’t wait to see what’s next for Angel. We know he will do wonderful things in the workforce!