From Dislocation to Aspire Awardee: Andora’s Success Story

Andora never thought she’d lose her job. As a single mom she needed to provide for her family. She knew that more education in a growing industry would help her and her family in the long-run. “I needed to get… Continue Reading From Dislocation to Aspire Awardee: Andora’s Success Story

From Clerical to Accounting: Ian’s Success Story

Ian joined the WorkSmart Network to explore the educational opportunities available to him through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). He always excelled with numbers and was interested in learning more about accounting. So he enrolled in the Purchasing… Continue Reading From Clerical to Accounting: Ian’s Success Story

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Career Exploration Helped WIOA Participant Connect to Unexpected Career

Six months before he was dislocated, Ben connected with the WorkSmart Network through a Rapid Response information session. He explored the skills training and career services available to him through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its dislocated… Continue Reading Career Exploration Helped WIOA Participant Connect to Unexpected Career

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How A WorkSmart Network Participant Helped Create An Academy

Not only did sue attend the first ever Computer Essentials Academy through the WorkSmart Network, but she was also one of the driving forces behind its creation. Sue was working in a factory when she became dislocated in 2016. She… Continue Reading How A WorkSmart Network Participant Helped Create An Academy

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Windows to Work Helps Participant Stay Out Of Prison

Kendall had been in and out of prison for the last 10 years. Determined to do something different and stay out of prison this time, he enrolled in the Windows to Work program. Through the Department of Corrections-supported program, Kendall… Continue Reading Windows to Work Helps Participant Stay Out Of Prison

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Overcoming Obstacles With Windows to Work

Robert joined Windows to Work before he was released from his 15-year prison sentence. Although he entered the program with a positive attitude, he was nervous about his release. He knew there would be barriers to overcome including finding employment… Continue Reading Overcoming Obstacles With Windows to Work