(Auburn, ME) On Friday, January 26th Dan Dzengelewski, a Career Resource Specialist on our Auburn, ME team, was awarded a Success-at-Work Award at a team meeting. Dan was nominated for the award by his director, Mike Murtha, who described Dan’s great work with the Progressive and Summer Employment Programs and his work with a number of clients.
In making his nomination, Mike highlighted Dan’s many placements and other service to individuals. Here is what Mike wrote specifically about Dan’s work:
“During this past year, Dan has become our team’s leader for transition services, as our representative to VR for both the Progressive Employment and Summer Employment programs. In this capacity, Dan did an excellent job attending VR Jobsville meetings, making positive connections with VR transition counselors, and receiving referrals for these services.
In working with this transition caseload, he developed relationships with over 60 businesses while developing and facilitating informational interviews, job shadows, assessments and other work activities for the clients on his caseload. Although none of his Progressive Employment VR clients were referred for job placement, he established such great relationships with employers, and executed such successful paid work assessments, that 10 of the individuals he served were offered employment, and as my point person for the Summer Employment program, he placed an additional 7 transition individuals into their first paid work experience.
In making the presentation Steve Wood presented Dan a certificate which read:
Work Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. honors Dan Dzengelewski for always living our core value “We build successful, reciprocal relationships.” Of special note are the relationships Dan has developed while building our Progressive and Summer Employment Programs and especially his service to individuals like Kevin and Austin. Dan’s positive energy, which engages youth and colleagues, makes him a great teammate and a Success at Work!
The “Success-at-Work” award, which began in 2000, periodically honors and recognizes team members who have delivered outstanding service to our clients that is consistent with the Company’s core values.