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Pee Dee Region & Regional Partnership Workforce Development

Meet Vickie

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Workforce Challenge

Vickie Davis lost her job at a Charleston Hosiery Mill in Star, North Carolina. It was a big shock to her and the other employee’s when the company suddenly went out of business. She was not sure what she was going to do, but she knew that she probably needed more education. Vickie attained her GED in the fall of 2005 and then embarked upon a job search.

Workforce Solution

When Vicki came to the Montgomery County JobLink Career Center she was assisted with job searches and resume writing. During this process she expressed an interest in attending college. She explained that she was happy to have some money (UI benefits) coming into her home, but it would not be enough to help her fulfill her desire to attend college. After talking with a WIA Employment Specialist, she applied for assistance through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker Program and was able to enroll in the Human Services curriculum at Montgomery Community College. During her time at the college, she was a model student, a role model, a mentor and an active participant in a number of college activities.

Outcomes & Benefits

Vickie completed her clinical work at the Jessie Cole Center in Biscoe, North Carolina, and RAPPS Group Home in Candor, North Carolina. Vickie graduated from Montgomery Community College with an Associate in Science Degree in Human Services. The RAPPS Group Home offered her a position as a paraprofessional which she accepted. Just recently, Vickie was promoted to Director of Programs. Mrs. Fowler, the owner of RAPPS, stated that she was blessed to have Vickie as an employee due to her knowledge and strong work ethic.

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