Twenty-seven years of dedication to those with disabilities has earned TRU Williams Lake faculty member Karen Moberg the applause of the Disability Resource Network of BC for Post-Secondary Education (DRNBC).
Moberg has been the Work Placement Coordinator in the Workskills Training Program (WST) at TRU Williams Lake for 27 years, and was recognized with the Award of Excellence at the DRNBC’s recent annual conference in Vancouver.
WST teaches people with disabilities employment skills in the hopes of leading to paid employment, volunteer opportunities or skills to further their education. Through the years, hundreds of students have graduated from the program and have celebrated their accomplishment at TRU Williams Lake’s spring commencement ceremonies.
“The WST program has helped launch many people in directions they never thought possible, and that for me, has been a career well spent,” said Moberg. “The biggest gains we see with students is with their communication and social skills, which helps in being able to take the next steps in employment or education.”
Moberg is in her sixth year as president of the Williams Lake Association for Community Living, is a member of the Lakers Go Bus Society, serves on many committees representing the WST program, and is a well known volunteer in Williams Lake.
”It was a great honour to be recognized by my peers. I have been attending the conference for years and have always left inspired by the presenters and award recipients. It is humbling to think that I could encourage others to commit their careers to the field of disability advocacy and care,” said Moberg. “I can t imagine having done anything different, and have always felt that my work was important and made a difference. What else could you ask for in a career?”