2013 NYSID William B. Joslin Award Winner


Howard Snyder
The People We Serve

NYSID 2013 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award
Gateway Community Industries, Inc

Howard Snyder


Howard began his career at Gateway by starting with some part time training in May of 2002 while still in high school. Shortly after graduating from Wallkill High School, he started a full-time GCI training program. This work environment was very new to Howard, so he needed lots of one-to-one instruction. He started slowly in the production area, and was always willing to try anything. Howard made lots of friends and his self-esteem increased with his popularity. Howard also felt good about himself for being productive and contributing to his family with his regular paycheck.
In January of 2003, Howard was recommended to work in Custom Cleaning. He then became permanently assigned to the cleaning team after the assessment period, as another pair of hands was needed. Howard's attendance was excellent, so next he would improve his job skills.
Howard always put a lot of effort into his work, but did have some difficulty learning and retaining the cleaning steps and routine of an assignment. Although his work needed close supervision and required frequent re-training, Howard was always motivated to accept recommendations on how to improve and try his best.
As Howard's skills grew he was able to take on more challenging assignments in the Custom Cleaning department, including the NYSE. Preferred Source contract for cleaning the New York State Thruway toll booths. He now has mastered the routines of every contract and is a role model for other workers. His attention has improved to the point that all details of tasks are completed with excellent quality and at a speed considered to be 100 percent of the competitive norm.
Howard works well as both a member of the team and a leader. In fact, he now has been hired by Gateway as a staff member in the Custom Cleaning department, a proud accomplishment
Gateway is very pleased to have such a caring and reliable person as Howard be a part of our agency.

 

 

 

 

 
The People We Serve

NYSID 2013 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award
Gateway Community Industries, Inc
Howard Snyder

 

 

 

Howard began his career at Gateway by starting with some part time training in May of 2002 while still in high school. Shortly after graduating from Wallkill High School, he started a full-time GCI training program. This work environment was very new to Howard, so he needed lots of one-to-one instruction. He started slowly in the production area, and was always willing to try anything. Howard made lots of friends and his self-esteem increased with his popularity. Howard also felt good about himself for being productive and contributing to his family with his regular paycheck.

In January of 2003, Howard was recommended to work in Custom Cleaning. He then became permanently assigned to the cleaning team after the assessment period, as another pair of hands was needed. Howard's attendance was excellent, so next he would improve his job skills.

Howard always put a lot of effort into his work, but did have some difficulty learning and retaining the cleaning steps and routine of an assignment. Although his work needed close supervision and required frequent re-training, Howard was always motivated to accept recommendations on how to improve and try his best.

As Howard's skills grew he was able to take on more challenging assignments in the Custom Cleaning department, including the NYSE. Preferred Source contract for cleaning the New York State Thruway toll booths. He now has mastered the routines of every contract and is a role model for other workers. His attention has improved to the point that all details of tasks are completed with excellent quality and at a speed considered to be 100 percent of the competitive norm.

Howard works well as both a member of the team and a leader. In fact, he now has been hired by Gateway as a staff member in the Custom Cleaning department, a proud accomplishment

Gateway is very pleased to have such a caring and reliable person as Howard be a part of our agency.