By Ryan Melhem

I am 23 years old from Toronto, ON – after completing a 2½ year diploma at George Brown College, I immediately started looking for a job.

For over a year, I had trouble landing a job. Having ASD made finding a job even more challenging, but in October 2016 I joined ASD Job Readiness Project. This program provides job training and taught me the skills I need to keep a job.

The ASD Job Readiness Project opened many doors that I could not imagine. Before the end of the program, I landed a position with Mosaic/Launch Canada as a brand marketer for new products coming on the market. The aside photo shows me demoing Chips Ahoy cookies at a local grocery store.

Since starting work, I have been promoted to team lead!

This opportunity could not have happened without the training and support I got from the ASD Job Readiness Project!

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