Career for a Lifetime
Carrie did not want just another job – she wanted “a meaningful career for a lifetime,” and she got it by joining FSET! If you’re looking for work, call FSET at 920-292-1330 to learn how we can help.
“I stayed busy while trying to meet my goal,” says Carrie. As soon as she enrolled, Carrie made the most of her resources. She visited her Employment Specialist regularly to work on her resume and plan her career goals. Soon, she found a part-time job that got her in the right direction, but she was determined to move up quickly. With support from her team, she used her off-hours to prepare for the upcoming Career Fair at FSC.
Carrie followed her staff’s advice to a tee. With professional attire and an air of confidence, she attended the job fair, and met her new employers! Carrie was immediately offered two interviews for different positions with Mayville Engineering. Her FSET staff followed up with the company, and Carrie got the job – full-time with benefits!
She plans to grow with this great company and eventually buy her home. She insists that the support of her FSET team was “a huge help” in providing the direction and opportunities she needed to succeed. Congratulations, Carrie! We look forward to seeing where you go in the future.
Rob’s New Direction
As a young boy, Rob dreamed of working at a news station. Fast forward twenty years, and he had earned his bachelor’s in broadcast journalism and secured a dynamic job at a local news station. While he was always gaining compliments for his work, however, he was losing money, living paycheck to paycheck on less than $10 an hour. Rob decided to move swiftly in a new direction, and a boost from WIOA made it all possible.
WIOA helped Rob move into a career that not only built on his current skills but also gave him enough money to plan for the future. Rob has always been tech-savvy, so after some research, he enrolled in an Associate’s program at Northcentral Technical College. He was working part-time and living with family, but student loans were starting to add up.
With financial support from WIOA, Rob was able to focus more on school and maintain a 4.0. He set up a job shadow at The Dirks Group in 2015. They loved his enthusiasm and work ethic so much that they kept him on for their summer positions… through graduation… and then offered him a full-time job!
For the past year, Rob has spent his days helping small and mid-sized businesses across Central Wisconsin keep their computers running smoothly. “It’s great working in a company and a field that keeps you on your toes and rewards you for your hard work,” he says. With a career that pays almost twice his former salary and has room for advancement, he can’t help but smile when he says “Now I’m in a position to pay off my loans early so I can start saving for the future.”