I currently work at HOLT Architects as a BIM Modeler and the IT manager. I am able to create a set of Construction Documents (blueprints) for a Contractor to build from. I also assist my fellow colleagues with day to day computer issues as well as maintaining the general Information Technology department at HOLT.
As a YES teen, I was a Junior Camp Counselor @ GIAC. Now, I am trying to seek employment for my 14 year old daughter. Ironically, my first job was through YES, and hopefully, she too will have her first job through YES, also.
I am currently studying nursing at Hartwick College. I work part time to help pay for school tuition.
As a YES teen, I was a camp counselor, an elementary summer school teacher assistant, and I worked in camp food service and at Short Stop Deli.
I started working with Youth Employment Service (YES) in the summer of 2009 at the age of 14. Working with the YES program was a great and helpful experience. Thanks to YES, I experienced several different job opportunities which play important roles in many aspects of my life today.
Through YES, I learned new skills, such as communication, leadership, customer service, and social skills. By participating in a different job each summer, I continued improving these skills and still do today. I also learned to open up to people and made more friends. My YES reps helped and guided me through the whole process to ensure that I felt safe where I worked and that I would learn new things.
Although I currently don’t hold any job because I am still in school, I believe that someday I will find a job that I love, and these skills that I have learned will serve me well. I appreciate everyone and everything associated with the YES Program. I don’t think that I would be where I am today without your help and the opportunities that you provide for youth like me. Thank you for everything.
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