Rey is 19 years old and graduated from King K. 2020. Rey likes Landscaping and gardening and has begun his six-week internship in Haiku as his final step towards completing VWATS – Vocational Work Adjustment Training Services. Rey will be pruning fruit trees, weed eating, spreading organic fertilizer, mulch, and compost, dead-heading plants and learning to propagate plants.
Skylar got a dishwashing job at the Aston Ka’anapali Shores Beach Club Restaurant. He is enjoying his work.
Jayden will be working on the Kihei MPD crew and his goal is to eventually move to full-time. Jayden lives in Kihei. He graduated from Maui High in 2014. He worked the evening shift at Kihei Foodland through high school. This is Jayden’s first experience working in landscaping but he likes being outdoors and getting off of work early.
Orian Swoveland is a new worker at Ka Lima O Maui where he works in the laundry and shreds newspaper. He previously worked at Ka Lima eight years ago and is happy to be back. He lives in Wailuku and has good memories of attending Iao School and Baldwin High School. He also previously worked at Maui Pineapple and at the old Planet Hollywood. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, walking and watching television.
Sarah recently finished her VWAT Classes with Ka Lima O Maui and now doing an Internship with artist Susanna Cromwell. Sarah is hand stamping shipping boxes with rubber stamps carved by the artist (Susanna_cromwell_art.com). She is also filling orders from Susanna’s website to ship out. Sarah loves it! Her dream job is to be a professional artist so being able to work with an artist is amazing to her. Susanna says Sarah does a better job than she does and calls her “The Phenomenal Sarah” Congratulations and Good Job Sarah!!!
Janette R is doing an Internship at Kings Cathedral performing custodian work. She is very excited and looking forward to learning new skills to be the best worker she can be. Janette was one of our Spring VWATS students. She has started her six-week internship cleaning at Kings Cathedral where her jobs include cleaning bathrooms, interior windows, and vacuuming.
Timothy is now working in Nancy’s crew. He enjoys working and is very excited to come to work every day as he learns new skills and makes money.
Robert has been doing an Internship at Pukalani Superette. He finished his VWATS classes and was ready to start working in the community just as the pandemic started. While he waited for businesses to start regular operations again, Robert decided to be proactive and start his own hand car-washing business in his neighborhood. At Pukalani Superette, he is stocking shelves and produce.
Adrian R. is happy to be working at Ka Lima O Maui. He comes to work every day, tries hard, and learns new skills.
Dane S. is working in the Housekeeping Department at the Four Seasons Maui. After his second week, his hours were increased and his Supervisor reports he is doing Great!!! He previously was a VWATS participant and attended Maui High School