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Northeast Georgia Regional Commission

Meet Juanita

Workforce Challenge

Juanita is a very energetic and bright young lady who came to the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission's Youth Program in 2010. Although she had a job, she was focused and determined to obtain her GED and attend college.

Workforce Solution

During her time in the Youth Program, Juanita completed the 35 hour extensive job readiness training, after which she took the Georgia Work Ready test. She began to look for a new job that would be more challenging and offer opportunities to learn new skills.

Outcomes & Benefits

With the assistance of the program Juanita created a career plan and applied to Gwinnett Technical College. During the admission process she received assistance in applying for financial aid. Juanita was accepted to Gwinnett Technical College and is currently in her second semester.

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