A High Five to Amber, NTI’s eMentor

This past week was National High Five Day and Get to Know Your Customers Day.  We want to give all our customers; employees, candidates, and clients high fives today. It’s important to appreciate what you have when you have it and give out a high five when it’s well-deserved. At NTI our eMentors work tirelessly to get to know our candidates to help better serve them to deliver and get to know their customers. One of our employees we would like to spotlight is our very own Amber, who is a remote employee from Arkansas.  She used to work on our IRS project and has now transitioned over to working directly at NTI, guiding individuals back to work once again in the role of an eMentor. 




A few of you virtually met Amber as she guided one of Suitable Technologies robots through the halls of the Prudential Center in Boston to celebrate the United Nations  International Day of Persons with Disabilities and to honor NTI in their efforts helping individuals with disabilities. We hope that you enjoy the video Amber recorded for us on the spot that day. For those of you who haven’t met Amber yet, Amber Clary is one of NTI’s very first eMentors. She has always been described as a compulsive cheerleader. Her passion is tied to her work every day as she guides NTI candidates through the job training process, job application process, and working for a client. 




To get there, Amber explained that Lynda Gardner, Director of eMentoring, made sure that each eMentor got to know each supervisor in all of NTI’s departments, along with frequent department meetings to keep the eMentors informed and up to date. “You have to stay on top of things,” Amber said in an interview in January, “everything is always changing, each department, what their improvements are, and how you will then handle things in your own process.”

eMentors are quintessential for NTI and candidates to achieve their goal. It is our eMentors that guide candidates along the many steps that follow in the NTI process and returning to the workforce and becoming more financially independent again.  Amber remembers starting as an eMentor at NTI and describes it in the interview. “First starting, you know when you start a new position you kinda have butterflies in your stomach, you want to do the best you can, you want to be what these people need.”




Amber describes the work her fellow eMentors and herself do in an e-mail, “Guiding a candidate to the next step is just that. The eMentors do not take away the responsibility of the candidate to go through the process. We cannot put forth the effort for you. But we can be an invaluable tool so that at all times during the process you will know what to do, and who to contact. Therefore, we will guide you in where to expend that effort so that you can successfully reach your goal of finding and obtaining employment.” 

As for NTI, we would like to guide you through your job journey.  If you are on SSI or SSDI and would like to get back into the workplace, feel free to register for our job placement services at www.nticentral.org/Learnmore.  Our registration process is new and has been reduced from 22 minutes down to 3 minutes in order to sign up! Still, even though the process has changed, you still have the great services of our eMentors in guiding you back into the workplace.   

As an end note, Amber has been spotlighted in this post, but over the next few weeks, we are going to be highlighting the other eMentors who have brought so much to the lives of Americans with Disabilities nationwide. 
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Amber Clary, originally from Texas, currently lives with her dog Timber in Arkansas. Amber volunteered as a teacher in her community for 12 years, which taught her about people, and how to relate to different personality types. That experience helps her thrive today as an eMentor for NTI. She also worked with one of NTI’s clients, the IRS, for three years. Nothing has felt more fitting to Amber than her eMentor position, which she started in July 2016.


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1 comment:

  1. It is so good to hear that people are putting disables to job. Otherwise they get so complex that they have no jobs. They don't maintain their standard. Its great literally.

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