Disability Diversity in the Workplace Success Stories

Josh Maclay standing in front of a black wall with the words "rip city" painted in red and white.

Josh & Levy Restaurants

After graduating from Westview High School with a modified diploma in 2014, Josh entered and graduated from the Beaverton Community Transition Program (BCTP) in 2016.BCTP, The State of Oregon, Vocational Rehabilitation and Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, Inc. all played a part in Josh obtaining his dream job with Levy Restaurants in January 2016…

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Kevin Moran, standing in front of a forklift and wearing an orange Home Depot apron.

Kevin & The Home Depot

Kevin Moran is a hard-working, determined man from Beaverton; so determined that he did not let his disability stop him from his goal of obtaining his fork lift certification and obtaining a job where he could advance and grow.  Kevin was hired at The Home Depot on Beaverton Hillsdale Highway as a Temporary Team Member but after only a few months was promoted…

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A young man, Carl Jones, is seated at a desk and working at a computer.

Carl & Leupold and Stevens

Because finding employment can be challenging for people with disabilities, Carl was referred by the State of Oregon, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, Inc. for job placement services. Glenn Bishop, Senior Employment Specialist contacted Leupold and Stevens, a fifth-generation family-owned company that designs, machines, and assembles binoculars, rangefinders, spotting scopes, riflescopes and mounting systems at their facility…

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Kristen Cibula, standing in front of a counter with baked goods at a restaurant.

Kristen & La Provence Boulangerie and Patisserie

Through the Beaverton School District, Kristen participated in the Community Transition Program and was introduced by The State of Oregon, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, Inc. to help her reach her career goals. Together they determined her cheerful personality and ability to learn and follow directions would be an asset in the customer service industry

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Because we had support personnel from Dirkse, our daughter was able to find and keep her job. Without this service, she could not have had and continue to have a successful vocational experience.
-- Lou S.

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