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Fort Morgan Workforce Center

Meet Daisy

Workforce Challenge

Daisy was referred for work experience by Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Daisy needed some mentoring and professional experience to help her gain confidence and see how important school courses are to her being successfully employed after graduation and that there are opportunities to use the skills, talents and abilities she acquires. Daisy was involved in many activities, but she didn't realize how they transferred to the workforce skills and traits employers want.

Workforce Solution

Working in partnership with the School Alliance to Work Program (SWAP), staff set up a work experience with the City of Fort Morgan Library and Museum. Daisy was able to work July - September as a WIOA youth. Her SWAP coach worked with her on customer service skills like looking at the customer while speaking to them, plus information about appropriate appearance and dress. Each pay period, the library director indicated that Daisy was improving and also provide invaluable feedback for areas of improvement. Together with the SWAP coach, Daisy and I could visit regarding the strides she made through the work experience and how it would help her in school as well as in her future employment pursuits.

Outcomes & Benefits

The City of Fort Morgan Library and Museum director and staff were sad to see Daisy leave this work experience to return to school. They are looking forward to an opportunity to have Daisy return for summer employment. Also, Daisy was able to assist with household expenses through the work experience as her mother had limited income due to an injury. The final piece of the experience is Daisy asked to job shadow at the Workforce Center for two hours for her civic class.

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