Kevin Head’s hard work has paid off in a big way. But Kevin, a 2018 recipient of the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award sponsored by the New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID), says he is far from resting on his laurels for winning this prestigious statewide award.
“I look forward to coming to work (at LAICO Industries) every day,” Kevin said. “I want to keep working hard, and I like earning a paycheck.”
Observed each October, NDEAM marks the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates the public about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. Now in its 15th year, NYSID’s Joslin award, celebrated during NDEAM, recognizes those who have overcome individual challenges to experience meaningful employment and personal growth.
“The Joslin Award is a monumental honor, and deserving employees, such as Kevin, highlight the importance of NDEAM to celebrate the skills and talents of workers with disabilities,” said James Branciforte, President and CEO of Lifetime Assistance. “We remain committed to partnering with our accepting and inclusive community, and to the continued spirit of disability employment awareness, and the belief that workers of all abilities can succeed, and that every individual can make a difference.”
Kevin was one of several employees at at Lifetime’s LAICO Industries and Classified Scanning and Shredding Services to be recognized.
Among those honored:
- Carolyn Fose, Martha Wood and Larry Shannon, covering 35, 30 and 25 years respectively as employees at LAICO Industries;
- John Himmelsbach, Hector Morales and Jessica Weiland, who have graduated from LAICO Industries and now are gainfully employed at other private businesses in the greater Rochester area;
- Choma Costello and Nate Ainsworth, who together received the LAICO Outstanding Service Award in recognition and appreciation for their efforts in promoting LAI’s overall mission to support people.