Fourteen new students began their EGTI Session 3 training programs on Monday, July 31 supported by our terrific EGTI staff and part-time community living support and overnight staff. Currently, they are half-way through their 10-week programs with internships beginning in just one week.At this point, each student has a good grasp of the basic components of the job for which he or she is training and is developing confidence not only in the training environment but in many aspects of life as well. One of the greatest hallmarks of EGTI’s programming is not only helping students develop job skills to be successfully employed, but overall life skills such as independent living, using public transporation, self-advocacy and safety, relationship development and more.
Recently, one of our students, Jamie of Richmond, IN, was recognized by a patient at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for her professionalism and courtesy as she executed her role as a trainee in the Environmental Services program. Kudos to Jamie, who was awarded with a free lunch ticket by the department supervisor!