Embracing our Wins: A Look at Accomplished Career Seekers
At WorkSource Montgomery we are committed to helping our job seekers find sustainable employment. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on the success of the talented, determined customers we serve each day.
Linda worked for 20 years as a project coordinator for a construction company. When Linda’s employer closed its doors, she was laid off and was actively looking for new employment. Linda visited our East County H.I.R.E. (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) Center in search of some direction. After her long tenure at one employer, she was out of practice and needed help with interviewing and resume building. She attended resume writing and interviewing skills workshops and also worked one-on-one with our career specialist, Ohneice Miller.
Linda used the skills she learned through our program and was able to land a position as a project coordinator making a high, sustainable wage. Linda’s story is a shining success because she used the tips and tools given to her, nailed her interviews, and landed gainful employment in her career field.
She recently wrote to Ohneice saying, “Thanks so much for all the help you gave me, it wouldn’t have happened without you.”
Matthew enrolled in Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) as a dislocated worker at our Germantown American Job Center location in June of 2018. He expressed a great interest in obtaining his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification to advance his skills and reenter the work world. He met with his career specialist to create an employment and training plan. As fate would have it, we were recruiting for a PMP certification course to take place at our Wheaton center in July. With our help, he was able to enter this training.
Matthew excelled and had the highest test scores in his cohort. Matthew is a self-motivated individual and was determined to find a high-wage position. Within 90 days, he obtained gainful employment at a biomedical research company and has successfully been using his PMP Certification.
WorksSource Montgomery congratulates Linda and Matthew! We applaud your hard work and are inspired by your success!
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