Linda Curts

Jose Barradas, left, is shown with supervisor Linda Curts.

Student’s name: Jose Barradas

Parent’s name: Rosa Lozano

Business name: The Gallery Home Furnishings

Position: Warehouse

Career goal: Enlist in the U.S. Army

Century Career Center class: Work-Based Learning — Cooperative Education

Century Career Center instructor: Cynthi Frye

Supervisor’s name: Linda Curts

Supervisor’s title: Owner

Student’s input

Please explain your job duties. “My job duties are to deliver furniture such as sectionals, recliners, or sofas and work in the warehouse.”

How has this co-op position been helpful to you? “It has been helpful in helping me with social skills and lifting heavy furniture.”

Explain what you have learned. “I have learned to put tables and chairs together and I have learned to talk to anybody.”

How is this job preparing you for the future? “This is preparing me with speaking skills and strength in lifting heavy furniture.”

What have you liked about this job? “The people most definitely and the long road trips.”

Supervisor’s input

How is this job preparing this student for the future? “This job teaches him the importance of punctuality, responsibility and communications skills by working with others and the general public.”

What do you think of this program? “I think this program is wonderful. We were fortunate enough to have this fine young man to come in and help us with our deliveries and assembly.”

Why were you willing to participate? “We were in need of a part-time employee, and this program filled in perfectly for our needs.”

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