Our new client, Austin, is keeping busy with several positive things on his plate. He is enrolled in the National Career Institute (NCI)’s HVAC training program and also got a new job as a dishwasher, which provides room for growth, along with the schedule flexibility needed to attend classes. Additionally, he is in the Army Reserves. “I took advantage of the program’s resources, like the employment search… I found the restoration process for my license to be the most helpful. I had tickets that I was unaware of, and the program is helping me to get them cleared.” If he could tell other people in his position one thing, he would say, “Don’t be discouraged. Put in the effort and the time to do what you need to do. If you’re determined, goal-oriented, and can commit to one week, this program will benefit you in the long run.”
Our new client, Ricky, stopped in to share that he just got a job as a kitchen worker and cook at a popular restaurant chain. His first day of work was on his birthday! On top of that, he is pursuing a career as a personal trainer and is enrolled in online classes to earn his certification. “I feel like I can regain stature back in this world; I’m back as a prominent, productive citizen,” Ricky said. When it comes to our reentry program, he added, “I learned a lot, and it helped me financially by helping me to find employment, it helped with my credentials and ID, my living situation, and with medical. It’s beautiful.”
Congratulations to our client, Mark, on receiving a Fatherhood Award from Most Excellent Way Life Center‘s Fatherhood Initiative! The plaque reads, “In recognition for successfully completing Most Excellent Way. Thank you for your perseverance, strength, struggle, and pain. Thank you for showing the true essence of manhood again and again. We acknowledge that you are successful in employment, housing, and family reunification. ‘From Hurt to Healing,’ October 20, 2017.”
Congratulations to our client, Jamar, who earned his CDL license and recently got a job as a truck driver! He completed our one-week program in September and had a job offer by the next day, Saturday. “I changed my life, and you can change yours, too,” he said. His biggest take-away from the program was job interview training and advice on speaking to the interviewer.