Florinda Trombetta, Adaptive Rowing, Italy
For Paralympic Adapative Rower, Florinda Trombetta, the ACP has helped steer her towards success in a maintream career. As Italian national champion and part of her country's 2012 Paralympic games team, Florinda knows what it takes to succeed, not just in sport but working life. Saying: "Sport in general and adaptive rowing are based on clear rules, on respect for one's team mates and opponents and on efforts to achieve demanding goals. All these aspects are also present in my professional life today". Through the ACP, Florinda has had the opportunity to take part in individual work orientation. This enabled her to display her attitudes and professional potential, as well as to analyse her skills and to define a precise professional role and target. As a result, Adecco - who in cooperation with the Olympic and Paralympic Committees delivers the ACP - offered Florinda an employment contract in the Adecco Training Centre in Milan.
The challenge for Florinda is to combine her working activity with her dream of continuing to compete in the elite sport. "For us athletes, the possibility of working is a great opportunity to be independent but it is also a testament to our ability. The ACP is a great opportunity for all Olympic and Paralympic athletes. I intend to tackle in order to promote awareness of the importance of sport for persons with disabilities. And in my working life too I have set myself ambitious goals that I am determined to achieve".