On October 15th our Camden office was hosting the Multiply-Disabled class from Lindenwold HS. The purpose of the visit was to provide students with an opportunity to see what a professional office setting is like. Students who visited us, participate in the Community Based Instruction (CBI) program, and are seniors, graduating in few months. The CBI program strives to provide students with disabilities/special needs with a variety of experiences in the community, such as the work sampling they participated in last week at the Rodriguez office in Camden.
We started with a small tour of the office. Students could see how and where our team works. Charlie, our managing engineer in Camden, explained to students what kind of projects we work on at Rodriguez. He also spoke about new projects we are going to experience in our neighborhood in Camden. Our office is located in a great spot; not only because we have great views but also because we can observe all new investments happening around.
The meeting wasn’t only about listening about Rodriguez projects though. Students had the opportunity to actually spend some time on real tasks. They were divided into smaller groups and with some supervision they were sealing and folding drawings, shredding some documents and filing. We had a few projects due that day so extra pairs of hands were more than welcome.
We keep our fingers crossed for these students. Hopefully they will have a chance to pursue careers in their dream jobs. We are also very thankful for the staff who accompanied the students on that day: Mr. Marc Mazzeo, Mrs. Gail Gregori, and Dr. Kim Chelotti. Their work and engagement deserve enormous credit.