Kathy

Sep 21, 2015

Graduate Story

Timothy’s Story

Timothy participated in Towards Employment’s pre-release career readiness programming while finishing up a sentence in the County jail, where he met TE career coaches Chelsie Froning and Steve Foglio. Right before his release, his home was destroyed in an apartment fire. Despite this devastating set back, Timothy enrolled in workshop at TE in January of…

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TE’s PACE Program: Richard’s Story

In February 2020, Richard returned home. He moved into transitional housing at Harbor Light and began career readiness training with them. “I knew I needed to get a job,” Richard said. But getting a job with barriers such as a record is tough…getting a job with a record during a pandemic? Uncharted territory. While completing…

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Kathy

“Towards Employment is no-nonsense preparation for the workplace.” Kathy needed a fresh start after spending years as her mother’s full-time caretaker; 57 years old and with 10 years out of the workforce, she faced significant challenges including no experience with online job searches and applications. Kathy applied for WorkAdvance, a regional initiative led by Towards Employment that provides…

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