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Cameron Works as a Custoidan for SCRS-IL

Cameron began the SCRS-IL Employment Services Program December of 2019 with a desire to work as a gardener. In the past, Cameron had mowed his neighbors’ lawns throughout the City of Pasadena. As Cameron began to attend SCRS’ Employment Program, he decided to learn how to take public transportation to help him become more employable.

Cameron’s biggest barrier was that he was a man of very few words, mostly responding with a few words. However, he always carried a friendly smile to offer everyone he came in contact with.

Cameron was very dedicated to his training and when he began work with the Employment Specialist he was placed rather quickly to a Paid Internship with a local church as a gardener. In this position, Cameron learned general lawn maintenance which consisted of pulling weeds, using the leaf blower and filling up the bags with trash. His Internship also consisted of maintaining the church with the help of his mentor Brother Walker. Cameron was doing amazing until the Covid-19 pandemic hit California.

Since his Internship was cut short, Cameron decided to not let this opportunity of training pass him by. He continued in person training during the shutdown. Cameron became more comfortable and began to open up to staff and his social skills began to improve. After some dedication and time, Cameron applied to an open custodian position here at SCRS-IL.

The Program Director and Manager were able to interview Cameron so he can showcase his new skills. Cameron was able to get through his interview and as of May 3, 2021, Cameron has been working with SCRS Monday through Friday! Cameron has been doing an exceptional job and SCRS-IL staff has noticed a huge difference in Cameron’s personality and his skills have made a great difference in keeping the office sanitized and presentable!