Project SEARCH Helped Sean Find His Passion
Rita Dee, a counselor on our Hampton Roads team, has seen first-hand how our Project SEARCH program sets our clients up for success. Sean Thomas-Rowe completed the program five years ago and, since Rita came on board as his counselor, she has seen how well Sean has done in his professional role.
In 2017, Sean accepted a position working with a non-profit that helps families build and improve potential places they can call home. He is in charge of updating the website and handling graphic design requests from his management team. Rita credits Sean’s positive impact at work to his interest in computers, his ability to master programs like Photoshop, and his background in website coding. Seans’ evaluations are always outstanding. His graphic designs have been used on multiple flyers, T-Shirts, and on the website. He has an extreme level of dedication, often double-checking work orders as a part of his routine and honing his graphic design skills in his spare time.
Rita has encouraged Sean, at the suggestion of his employer, to show his work to other vendors. At our Hampton Roads office, Sean's designs and accomplishments are regularly shared with staff and others to showcase the amazing work that he is doing. As his hard work continues to pay off, Sean has been offered contract work from other vendors who have seen his work on the website. Although Sean is currently using his skills to do contract work from home, he credits The Choice Group and Project SEARCH for helping him gain the social skills needed to interact in a work environment. We are so proud of the great work Sean has been doing.