Job Center Spotlight-Rapid City

Each week we have been spotlighting our Job Centers. This week we are spotlighting our Job Center at 611 Lindbergh Ave. Rapid City, SD.  Our Job Centers are a great free employment resource for our community to use to search and apply for jobs, improve computer skills and access community resources. Our Job Center Representative, Meggan and Employment Specialist, Lisa are willing to help you reach your employment goals. Let’s learn more about Meggan and Lisa.

Meggan

  1. What do you wish you knew more about?
  • The stars
  1. What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
  • Driving through the Black Hills
  1. What is the most interesting place you have been?
  • Redwood National Forest

Lisa

  1. What do you wish you knew more about?
  • Non-work: I wish I knew how to speak the Hebrew language.
  • Work: I wish I knew how to speak the Lakota language.
  1. What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
  • Right now in this weather the perfect weekend would be: in a cozy log cabin in the mountains, with a roasty toasty fire going, having everything you need to have a fun weekend (family, movies, food, hot cocoa, electricity, warm blankets), surrounded by beautiful tall trees, and watching the big snowflakes come down, and still being able to see the sunshine.
  1.  What is the most interesting place you have been?
  • Crazy Horse Mountain in the Black Hills is one of my very most favorite places.

 

Josh’s Outstanding Progress in the Pre-Vocational Program

“Since Josh has been with us he has made huge strides even within the past year. He has come a long way being able to control the way he communicates to people”. Josh has become more productive in his work since he has been with Goodwill,” says Molly, skills trainer to Josh, looking over to him with pride.

One of the challenges that Josh faced in a job was communicating clearly with co-workers and customers. When Josh first started in the Pre-Vocational program he would allow for certain situations to affect his mood. Molly has been working on coping skills with Josh to help with mood swings. These skills have helped Josh become more productive and happier with his work.

Josh loves to work in the store helping customers and producing wares. Josh is proud that he has become successful with Goodwill. Josh has made significant progress going through the program and is currently still working on goals that he wants to achieve which includes working out in the community.