Augusta Training shop helping individuals overcome challenges - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Augusta Training shop helping individuals overcome challenges

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Talent does not  discriminate and the Augusta training shop proves that every day.

Snowflakes of all shapes and sizes cover the inside of the Augusta training shop. But you won't find these at the north pole because they're handcrafted by the shop's employees. The Augusta training shop employs adults who are mentally or physically challenged and helps them find a passion.

Bobbie Prescott who has worked at the shop for five years, says she's proud to tell everyone about her work. "I tell everyone, you know I got a job and sometimes its like you work?."

Employees at the shop create intricate snowflakes and beautifully hand crafted furniture. "I think that all of our employees are artisans," said Audrey Murrell, The shop's Executive Director.

The opportunity to develop a craft and see the product of their hard work gives the employees a chance some say they never thought they would have. Prescott says she enjoys taking old furniture and making it look brand new. Every employee is paid for the work they do at the shop.

"They could just be sitting at home but they'd rather be out giving meaningful work and provide the community with affordable services," said Audrey Murrell.

All employees are trained on the job and they're guaranteed employment for as long as the shop is open.

"It really has been a wonderful pleasure to be here, and learn so much and still learning," Prescott said.

Employees say they enjoy the chance to learn new things, produce wonderful artwork and make lasting friendships. Each snowflake comes with a biography of the person who made it. Prices range from $12 to $125. They can be purchased at the shop or online.

Copyright 2016 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Legends of Soul Tour Coming to Bell Auditorium

    Legends of Soul Tour Coming to Bell Auditorium

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:46 AM EDT2017-08-17 10:46:03 GMT
    (Source: WFXG)(Source: WFXG)

    Legends of  Soul Tour is coming to the Bell Auditorium soon. The event will take place on Saturday, December 9th.

    More >>

    Legends of  Soul Tour is coming to the Bell Auditorium soon. The event will take place on Saturday, December 9th.

    More >>
  • Ronald McDonald Food Program searching for more help

    Ronald McDonald Food Program searching for more help

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:33:37 GMT
    (Source: File photo / WFXG)(Source: File photo / WFXG)

    The Ronald McDonald Food Program needs donations to help out families. The Program accepts volunteers every day to help do small tasks for families going through difficult times. And sometimes just  being there gives these families a reason to smile. "When you think about what these families are going through, this is just a small thing we can do to help these families. 

    More >>

    The Ronald McDonald Food Program needs donations to help out families. The Program accepts volunteers every day to help do small tasks for families going through difficult times. And sometimes just  being there gives these families a reason to smile. "When you think about what these families are going through, this is just a small thing we can do to help these families. 

    More >>
  • Allendale Co. Schools prepare for another year with concerns

    Allendale Co. Schools prepare for another year with concerns

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:21:53 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    Many believe the Allendale School Districts in turmoil. Parents begged the State to take over the district because of the failing schools just like it did in the late 1990s. Several schools in that district are ranked in the bottom 5% in the state. The district receives close to $17,000 per student, one of the highest in the state. But add that in with poor test performances and the state had no choice but to declare emergency despite the board suing.   "I knew that i...More >>
    Many believe the Allendale School Districts in turmoil. Parents begged the State to take over the district because of the failing schools just like it did in the late 1990s. Several schools in that district are ranked in the bottom 5% in the state. The district receives close to $17,000 per student, one of the highest in the state. But add that in with poor test performances and the state had no choice but to declare emergency despite the board suing.   "I knew that i...More >>
Powered by Frankly