Expanding abilities one person at a time

Mark Harris, in the Employment Training Program

Mark Harris was really liking his first day working at Coarc’s gift shop Tradewinds on Friday – putting inventory away and starting to learn the cash register. He is in the Coarc Employment Training Program, which teaches individuals how to prepare for jobs in the community. His first impressions: “It’s good – I like the store!”

Gina Marcou, Mark’s Job Coach, says “I love working with Mark. He is highly motivated, accommodating, and anxious to find a job.” A customer also remarked how welcoming he is.

Mark also attends the Coarc-to-College Program at Columbia-Greene Community College, where this semester he will study gardening, diversity, and creative writing.