Category: Job Training

  • Success Story: Kenyetta (Culinary Skills Program)

    posted May 19th, 2017

    Kenyetta left home at age 17. She married young and operated two restaurants with her husband, but when her marriage ended she didn’t want to look back. “I didn’t ever want to have to call my ex-husband for a reference, so I left my restaurant experience off my resume. It looked like I didn’t have […]

    Read More >
  • Success Story: Chelsea (Custodial Skills Program)

    posted April 21st, 2017

    At the age of 13, Chelsea was struck by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her with some psychological challenges and cognitive limitations, including working with numbers. Nevertheless, she persevered and graduated from high school on time. Then, at age 21, Chelsea suffered another serious injury while trying to break up […]

    Read More >
  • Success Story: Dominique (Barista Training Program)

    posted March 30th, 2017

    Dominique had never been unemployed until last summer. For the past eight years, she has worked hard to provide for herself and her three young boys. The daughter of a pastor, Dominique felt she was not allowed to do things other kids did as a teenager. So she dropped out of school and moved out […]

    Read More >
  • Success Story: Jimmie (Veteran Programs)

    posted February 21st, 2017

    For more than 21 years, Jimmie served in the U.S. Army as a human resources specialist. As he contemplated his transition to civilian employment, he knew he wanted a career that would allow him to make use of his previous education and experience. “Although I knew many of the skills I had were transferable, understanding […]

    Read More >
  • Success Story: Donna (Women 2 Work Program)

    posted February 2nd, 2017

    After losing her mother to cancer at the age of 7, Donna was left without a strong female role model in her life. Her father did his best to create a stable home life for her, but frequent moves between Washington and California forced Donna to face the challenge of making new friends and fitting […]

    Read More >