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Meet Terrie

Workforce Challenge

Terrie was laid off from her previous position and due to some physical limitations, wasn't able to return to the type of work she had done in the past. She had past secretarial work experience but didn't have any recent experience. She was also having difficulties finding an office environment suitable to her physical condition.

Workforce Solution

At the Workforce Center, Terrie was counseled to participate in a software certification class to upgrade her skills. The funding was provided by the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) and classes were held at the School of Adaptive Computer Training at the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. Terrie successfully completed her training and earned her Microsoft Word Certification.

Outcomes & Benefits

Terrie credits the Word Certification and the skills she learned through the DEI as the catalyst that resulted in her full time employment as a receptionist at a local Wichita company.

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