The Orion Staff Member Awards were presented at the Holiday Party on December 20, 2019. Pictured, left to right: Jerry Chase, Josh Larsen, and Tom McPherson.
Congratulations Josh and Tom
STAFF MEMBERS OF THE YEAR
Orion’s annual Holiday Party highlighted the important work our staff performs to make the Orion mission a reality. We congratulate Josh Larsen of our Auburn facility and Tom McPherson of our Mukilteo facility for earning our Staff Members of the Year Awards. On behalf of the company, Jerry Chase presented them with the awards for bringing out the best in others through their instruction and mentoring. Thank you for your work and congratulations Josh and Tom!
Shane (left) and Corey (right) being honored with their awards.
Congratulations Corey and Shane
GRADUATES OF THE YEAR
Orion celebrated our Training and Employmentgraduates at the annual Orion Holiday Party. Our 2019 Graduates of the Year were Corey from our Mukilteo program and Shane from our Auburn program. Both graduates demonstrate the hard work and dedication needed to overcome obstacles and secure a new career. Orion is proud to have served them. Congratulations Corey and Shane!
Corey (center), just after winning Orion's Graduate of the Year.
Experience Opens Doors
Corey entered the Orion T&E programwith the right attitude and used our paid training as a launching pad to land a job that is a perfect fit. While working in the manufacturing program, Corey demonstrated his flexibility, solid work ethic, and ability to work in many departments. His perseverance led him to join the team at Target and become a key employee at the store. Because of this, Corey was recognized as the 2019 Mukilteo Graduate of the Year.
Alex, Orion's Job Seeker looking for a new career this new year.
JOB SEEKER PROFILE
Rising to his Potential
Alex is one of our successful participants in our Mukilteo manufacturing training program. He earned a degree in Physics and Astronomy from Western Washington University and gained technical manufacturing skills along with teamwork and communication experience in the Orion program. Alex’s goal is to be an engineer and he is also interested in robotics. Are you looking to hire a skilled aspiring engineer? Alex may be the perfect fit for your company! Contact Lauren Campbell at Orion to get connected.
Tom McPherson is a mentor in the Mukilteo facility and the recipient of the 2019 Staff Member of the Year Award. Tom’s leadership and confidence have grown during his time spent as a mentor. He is driven by the satisfaction of being part of the Orion mission and helping participants overcome barriers to employment in a variety of ways.
Working individually with each participant allows mentors to chip away any barriers to employment that a person may have. Orion helps them learn that obstacles can be overcome.
Orion thanks everyone who purchased an ornament over the Holiday season. The proceeds help improve our Training and Employment programs for our participants. We were humbled by how well the ornaments were received by the community and look forward to continuing the tradition next year!