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Stephen Pickett

A somewhat hesitant and reluctant young man came to ‘Public Image Partnership’ in efforts to participate in Community Youth Employment Program.  Mr. Pickett was friendly and ready to find employment.  He had a gregarious personality and eager to work with the other young people participating in the program.  Stephen could often be overheard sharing ideas and fears, of performance expectations once placed on a work site. When Mr. Pickett learned that he would be going to the U.S Architectural Glass & Metal Company, he was a little intimidated at the thought of working with glass manufacturing. Stephen stated to our staff that he was nervous of learning something new and he would be a novice.  He was afraid of failure.  The staff at ‘Public Image’ assured Stephen that he would be in good hands at this company. The owners and supervisors were willing to take a chance and give him every opportunity, to learn the trade under guided supervision. 


While working and learning, under the ‘subsidized employment’ guidelines of ‘CYEP’, Mr. Pickett soon grew to enjoy the glass manufacturing experience and his fears lessened.  His knowledge in this area increased.  What started out as a fear of the unknown was soon embraced due to his growing expertise during training and guidance.  Mr. Pickett was a quick learner and within a short time was offered a permanent job.  He accepted the offer and is still employed by U.S. Architectural Glass & Metal, today.


It is very rewarding to see the good that can come from working together with diverse companies and people, for the good of society. We all win, once we realize so much potential is in our midst, when we all work together to help others succeed. 


It is very rewarding to see the good that can come from working in accord with diverse companies and people, for the good of society.  We all win, once we realize so much potential is in our midst, when we all work together to help others succeed.