Category: Hire Our Grads

  • Jaci’s Success Story

    posted March 27th, 2019

    Jaci Sweet loved her job in the home health nursing field but was ultimately let go because the position demanded technical competencies that she did not possess. “I didn’t have the computer skills I needed to work behind a desk and do the managerial side of the position,” Jaci reflected. To learn what she needed […]

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  • Success story: Anita Davis (Culinary Program)

    posted December 19th, 2017

    Anita Davis is a single mother raising a grandson with special needs. Seven years ago her life turned upside down when she was diagnosed with a vocal disorder and could no longer work as a receptionist, a job she loved… “So I thought, what could I do where I didn’t have to use my voice […]

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  • Success story: Cliff ( BankWork$ )

    posted November 30th, 2017

    In early 2017 Cliff Ragadio retired after 20 years of Army service and faced a daunting decision – what’s next? At 39, Ragadio wanted to grow beyond the structured life that he had enjoyed since 19, and he still needed the financial capacity to help his children through college.  He wanted room to grow and […]

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  • Success Story: Aileen (Computer & Office Skills)

    posted August 17th, 2017

    Aileen was born, raised and married in the Philippines. When she was 24, her husband found a job in the United States, so they moved with their newborn baby. They had no family nearby, so Aileen, who had worked as a computer programmer, decided it was best if she stayed home to take care of […]

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  • Success Story: Monica (GED Program)

    posted July 27th, 2017

    When Monica moved to Washington to live with her uncle, she was without direction. She had not completed high school and was unsure about how to establish herself. Then she learned about the GED Program at Longview Goodwill’s Work Opportunity Center. “I was nervous but I tried it out and I ended up liking it.” […]

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