John Smith


John Smith* who lives with a physical disability, and works with ABM contracting at the Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, NC.


After receiving assistance from NC Department of Health and Human Services and SSI, John was able to obtain almost a year ago and continues to thrive in the position now.


His many responsibilities include custodial duties, maintenance and groundskeeping at the college campus.


John's previous employment was commercial painting and he feels that it prepared him well for a job that requires him to “make things look nice."


Having this job has allowed John to get his life on track and gives him a purpose day in and day out.


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John Smith* has a developmental disability, and works with ABM contracting at the Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, NC.

John Smith* lives with a developmental disability and works with ABM contracting at the Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, NC.

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Taking pride in the shine, he sweeps the floors at Western Piedmont Community College. Working there has given him a sense of purpose.

Taking pride in the shine, he sweeps the floors at Western Piedmont Community College. Working there has given him a sense of purpose.

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 Always prepared for whatever his work day may entail, he takes a look at the job ahead and how it will support his future aspirations.

Always prepared for whatever his work day may entail, he takes a look at the job ahead and how it will support his future aspirations.

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A “jack of all trades,” he cleans the windows at the community college. It’s just one of the many responsibilities he has at the college campus.

A “jack of all trades,” he cleans the windows at the community college. It’s just one of the many responsibilities he has at the college campus.

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