Corey Ford, a 2018 Graham graduate and CRSI Strive Vocational Internship Program (VIP) participant, has been hired by Tech II as a full-time Thermoforming Press Operator at the Upper Valley Pike location.
Ford participated in CRSI’s VIP this summer to hone his workplace skills and intern as a machine operator as a means of becoming a Tech II associate. According to Isaac Garrison, Tech II Safety, Environmental and Compliance Administrator, and Greg Rains, CRSI Career Coach, Ford’s “desire to succeed and strong work ethic made him an ideal candidate for the job.”
Ford came to the VIP on the recommendation of Emily Smith, Graham Director of Student Services, and Mindy Lensman, Transition/Work Study Coordinator. They recognized his potential and determined that the VIP would provide him with a good pathway to employment.
During his time in the CRSI Strive VIP, he consistently demonstrated a positive attitude, excellent attendance, dedicated work performance, adherence to workplace rules, respect for supervisors, and worked well with his coworkers. His supervisor, Dianna Mapp, is very happy to have him on board and looks forward to the contributions he can make to Tech II’s workforce and mission.
Tech II, located in Springfield, is a family-owned and operated high quality manufacturer of plastic packaging for the consumer packaged goods industry. CRSI extends its deep appreciation to Eric Shiffer, Tech II President, and the entire Tech II family for their enthusiastic and untiring support of Graham Schools and CRSI’s VIP as partners in building their future workforce.
Submitted by CRSI.