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Easter Seals recognizes Golden Gourmet for service

AMERICUS — Easter Seals Executive Director Beth English presented a Distinguished Service Award recently to Middle Flint Council on Aging’s Director Norman Graves and Golden Gourmet’s General Manager Ed Shattles in recognition of their partnership in providing employment in Sumter County. The Americus office wanted to show their gratitude and thanks to these partners for their willingness in working with a program that Easter Seals offers called CWAT (Community Work Adjustment Training) which strives to help individuals find their place in the workforce. Through the CWAT program, Easter Seals can pay an individual’s wages and cover them under workers comp while in training for a position that may be available. It’s an opportunity for both the employer and the individual to find out if they are a good fit for one another and also for the individual to gain valuable work experience in a professional setting.
It is through community partners that many individuals who just need a chance to prove themselves are given the opportunity to learn, work, and become productive members of Sumter County. Any business owner in Americus that would like to discuss this work opportunity and how they can take advantage of the CWAT program can contact Vocational Specialist Wendy Castilla at Easter Seals by calling 229-514-3126.