DiAndre Plair

DiAndre Plair graduated from N. College Hill High School in 2010. Following graduation, DiAndre looked for a job but couldn’t find one. Finally, DiAndre went to SuperJobs in downtown Cincinnati and was linked up with his current Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities counselor (formerly known as the Rehabilitation Services Commission). DiAndre’s counselor, Vicki O’Hearn, said that she thought that Goodwill could help.

At first, DiAndre was referred for a Work Evaluation, which is an opportunity to find out more about his skills and abilities in a short period of time. Following the Work Evaluation, DiAndre was referred for Skills Training through Goodwill’s Janitorial Training program.

“At first I was nervous about coming to Goodwill but then I got to know everyone and then, I was ok. I like working with all the staff for real. I like my training assistants and working with Laura. Before I came to Goodwill, I was thinking about getting a janitorial or stocking job and now Goodwill is helping me to reach my goal. In the future, I want to drive and get a car and my own place. I would say that Goodwill can help other people like me, too.”