Our first big success of 2024! Trent shares his story

Our first big success of 2024! Trent shares his story



Our first client success story of 2024 belongs to Trent Chappell who had the right skills and attitude to land a job on the spot! He loves working at Five Guys in Tanasbourne and can be seen working hard and enjoying it.

Employment Specialist Glenn Bishop had the pleasure of working with Trent to find employment and shared this experience:

“I met Trent in April of 2023 while he was a student in the Beaverton Community Transition Program. Trent was eager and motivated from day one to find his first job. He was open to trying pretty much any job. With some job prospecting, DCC was able to arrange a job interview for Trent on May 1, 2023, at the Five Guys Burgers & Fries location in Tanasbourne. Trent did a great job and his motivation to work was clear; the manager offered him a job that day! Job coaching support was provided at the beginning, but it was clear early on that he was going to be pretty independent in his tasks. Trent continues to provide outstanding customer service to this day.”

As for Trent, he describes his lobby attendant job as a lot of fun and enjoys wiping down the tables, keeping the floors swept and taking out the garbage.  He credits the Community Transition Program with preparing him for employment by offering great volunteer work experience at McKinley Elementary and helping him practice for interviews. By the time Glenn met him he was definitely work ready.

It has been a pleasure to see Trent continue to grow in his skills and independence through work that he loves. Thank you for sharing your story, Trent!


By Kristi Metschan. For more info about our mission & programs, call Glenn Bishop: (503)-265-9256 or email gbishop@dirksecc.com.