Meagan’s Ticket to Success!
Meagan had been looking for a way to channel her desire to care for others into a meaningful career and “to get everything started.” She says that FSET helped her make this happen so she could “start working towards building a career.”
With her compassion and commitment to others, Meagan was an ideal fit for an upcoming caregiver training class. But with no car and no money, she worried she’d miss out on this chance of a lifetime. Our FSET staff quickly helped her out with gas and cab vouchers. With her biggest concern taken care of, Meagan was eager to get started in healthcare.
After a 2-week hands-on training course that included CPR and first aid, she graduated. Meagan came to a graduate networking session and was immediately offered a job with Our House Senior Living. She says that the training certificates gave her a big “head start” in the field, so she could begin working right away. She plans to use this job as the first step toward becoming a registered nurse.
Meagan insists that the FSET program helped her “tremendously! I’m finally doing what I love, and it makes me so happy.” Congratulations, Meagan! We can’t wait to see you achieve your dreams.
Back in the Game!
“Forward Service [Corporation] should be in every state and every county,” says William, after working with our staff, “I know my experience has been fantastic.” William began the program to get find a job in manufacturing and earn his GED, but he says that “at first I was skittish.” After feeling passed over by employers, he was not sure that the program could work.
It did. “They gave me back faith to even apply for jobs,” he says. Taking time to understand William’s goals, staff pursued every avenue to help him find work. They developed a strong resume, scheduled tours of job sites, and worked together on interview strategies. Soon, he landed a job through the employment agency Diversified Personnel Services. FSET Staff helped make this happen with transportation assistance and money for tools needed at his new job as a finisher with PendaForm.
Although working 12-hour shifts can be tiring, William is thrilled to be working again: “It makes you feel more independent.” He even takes on extra shifts whenever possible. William is also preparing himself for the GED exam. He says he’d like to learn more about advancing in a company by furthering his education. No matter what happens, though, William assures us that FSET brought his confidence back.