On May 30, 2018, the MV Advancements staff came together for a carnival-themed all-staff-meeting to celebrate the good works that our staff do every day, and learn more about what happens in other areas of the organization! Eight booths were available for staff to explore resources for benefits, events, safety, client services, leadership, assistive technology, […]
In November of 1985, Terry started working at Western Oregon University (WOU) as an assistant to the grounds crew to keep the campus clean. He was introduced to this job through the Central School District as part of a “basic life skills” class he was a part of. Over the many years, Terry has worked […]
Serendipity Ice Cream was established in 2000 as an MV Advancements integrated work environment. Located in the lobby of an old hotel, the ice cream shoppe was fully remodeled to provide workplace experience and job training for adults with developmental disabilities. Serendipity employees bring an unprecedented enthusiasm and dedication […]
James Barrera was a job seeker who didn’t know what he wanted to do, he loved sports and loved Dallas High School. He was also a Dallas High School graduate, at the time he was in the special education class room. His teacher was Tim Larson, who is currently the Athletic Director […]
Cody started job developing in 2016. Cody had expressed great interest in working with cars but told me not to worry too much about it. He was willing to work at other wood facilities that resembled wood products but it was not what really motivated him. We put several applications in at several locations. I […]
It is truly an honor to be selected as the next executive director of MV Advancements (formerly Mid-Valley Rehabilitation). Having worked in both for-profit and non-profit businesses, I have many tools in my kit to make a difference for this organization. I have served on the MVA board for the past 18 months, and that […]
Rene worked for eight years at Quality Foods in Tacoma, Washington. She moved to McMinnville in 2013 and began working for Fred Meyer in Newberg. Rene just started working her dream job at Petco in McMinnville. She loves working with animals and shopping. She is involved in Special Olympics swimming and enjoys volunteering at Homeward […]
Jordan requested Employment Path services with MV Advancements at our Dallas VOC janitorial program. He fit in great – his coworkers and supervisor appreciated his attitude and he was a hard worker. In the meantime, Dallas VOC Employment Specialists developed a job opportunity at Hi-Tek Electronics in Salem. The Employment Specialists learned what was important […]
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Pel Montgomery has been an incredible asset to the Bailey Nurseries crew. His work has been recognized by his supervisor as well as other employees at the job site. Sergio, the container foreman, regularly makes comments to his supervisor about how hard Pel works and that he is never distracted […]
Jonathon Bloomer from the Wood Products Division. Since his first day, Jonathan has taken his training instructions and safety from supervisors to heart. When redirected on production issues, he does everything in his power to follow the standards of the company and make sure his quality meets these standards. Jonathan is […]
Luckey Hollingsworth has been with us since 1986. He has primarily been involved with the Community Inclusion programs. He enjoys community outings, shopping, eating out and being a part of special events and parties. Luckey has a wonderful smile and a contagious laugh and is always willing to help out when […]