Surrounded by his coworkers at Hide A Hose,
Central Vacuum Systems in Monroe, a big smile spread across Nick Woll’s face as he proudly accepted his certificate of appreciation and recognition for his hard work. Nick was hired in November 2011 as a warehouse laborer. He provides quality control by checking kits and he also counts and packages end caps. Nick’s path to employment included participation
in our Specialized Industries services, where he received training in our Lynnwood and
Mountlake Terrace work centers, volunteering in the community and participating in the Snohomish County C3 Job Development Project. The C3 Project is a collaborative project bringing local employment agencies, as well as DDD and DVR services together, to work as a team; job developing and strategizing support methods to achieve paid employment for individuals with complex support needs. Working at Hide A Hose means increased
spending money which Nick likes to spend on video games, like Guitar Hero. Nick, typically
shy and reluctant to initiate conversations, is now arriving to work with greetings for
coworkers and seeking opportunities to connect with them throughout the day.