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Berkshire Eagle: Finding Opportunity for All in the Working World


By Jenn Smith
Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON - Chelsea Fosella is the kind of millennial employers might want around. She's 21 and lives on her own in Lee. She's got a focused interest in the culinary field, and now works 40 hours a week at the Starving Artist Creperie & Cafe. She loves what she does and being a part of the vibrant downtown area.

But it took her and her employer a little extra time and practice to help coach her to reach the level of confidence and success she now has.

Fosella's learning disabilities made her initially feel nervous and she hard a hard time with following and remembering verbal instructions.

But with the right training, the right attitude and a healthy dose from her previous school and employer, Fosella has been learning and growing by the day.

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