After being released from Chestnut Ridge Hospital, Eliot Watson began a 3-month job-training program with Horizon Goodwill Industries. His ultimate goal? To find, apply for and keep a job in the engineering field.
Eliot excelled quickly in every program he participated in at Goodwill. “Eliot was the epitome of the perfect client,” said Stephanie Ritchie, Job Retention Specialist. Since completing the program, Eliot was offered and accepted his dream job at Specialized Engineering in Frederick, Md. Eliot’s determination and perseverance led to his nomination for the 2012 Bennett S. Rubin Graduate of the Year award, a recognition for outstanding achievement in overcoming barriers to attaining and maintain employment after completing a Goodwill program of services.
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