ReFocus Employment Achievement Award
ReFocus is pleased to recognize Bobby Lima for the Employment Achievement Award for 2016.
Since Bobby’s first mention of wanting to work, he demonstrated a willingness to learn, and a real motivation to participate in the vocational process. Although his progression did not happen overnight, Bobby continued to seek out the supports and opportunities necessary for landing a job. He currently works, two to three days per week at BTS Tire & Service, in the inventory department; he says he loves his job.
What started as a job trial two years ago became a successful career choice for Bobby. Because he has always had a strong interest in cars, the auto shop was a great fit for his skills and interests. He was nervous initially, but he challenged himself to keep moving forward. Over time, Bobby learned so much about cars, and even attended a training at New England Tech to further his abilities in car service. He began doing tasks which included taking inventory of car parts, unloading tires, and keeping the garage neat and clean.
He was seen as such an asset to the business, that he was offered a permanent position on the team. At first, Bobby did not believe that the job offer was real. His supervisor, Tony, says that Bobby is a team player, has a great rapport with all the staff, and does fantastic work. Today, Bobby works at two BTS Tire and Service locations, and uses the extra money earned to attend sports events and other activities that he enjoys. We wish Bobby continued success at his job!