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Elder Caravantes has Worked as a Tour Ambassador at OUE Skyspace LA Since Fall of Last Year

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and today we highlight Elder Caravantes and OUE Skyspace LA where he has worked as a tour ambassador since fall of last year.

Elder Caravantes is used to going above and beyond - and his hard work is paying off. A participant in the Work Activity Program (WAP) since 2014, he showcased great effort on tasks like building boxes, packaging goods and loading boxes onto pallets. He also partook in shredding runs, where he helped the driver load and unload shipments. Elder’s ability to grasp tasks quickly and his attention to detail qualified him to perform quality control, where he was responsible for inspecting products.

While at the WAP Elder worked on important job skills such as punctuality and how to interact with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.

In September 2018, Elder became an intern for Smart & Final. During his two-month internship, he learned valuable work skills that would further prepare him for future employment opportunities and he continued to show initiative and dedication when completing tasks and assisting customers.

After completing his internship, Elder attended an OUE Skyspace LA Job Fair, where he was immediately offered a dishwasher position. He completed all paperwork on his own. During his new hire orientation, Elder was delighted to learn he had been assigned to a new position - Tour Ambassador.

In his new position, Elder is responsible for providing a high-level of customer service. Beyond presenting information to guests during tours, he also ensures their overall safety and assists with any of their needs. Elder is thriving in his new role, which plays to his strengths, and is very excited about working with OUE Skyspace LA. Meanwhile, AbilityFirst staff continues to work with Elder on his punctuality and job performance, to ensure he continues to succeed.

AbilityFirst is the supporting service provider.

Lanterman clients interested in exploring employment opportunities should contact their service coordinator to discuss further.