David Seguinot – Direct Support Professional Graduate
My career in the human services field began with the Advantage Career Training (ACT) Direct Support Professional (DSP) program. The ACT program helped prepare me for a career as a Direct Support Professional. The course assisted me in developing the skills needed to assist developmentally disabled individuals in achieving their personal goals and gave me the tools needed to learn the daily operations of the human service field in the DSP setting. A week after completing the ACT course, I was placed with a company full-time as a Direct Support Professional, and shortly after, was offered the opportunity to advance in my position. Currently, I am managing two facilities for a human service agency. I am faced with exciting new challenges every day and I have the chance to think outside the box and identify new solutions, while continuing to learn and grow in my role. I feel that the Direct Support Professional ACT program helped prepare me to take on such challenges and helped develop the skills needed in order to be successful.