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Meet Barry

Workforce Challenge

Barry W. Carr, Jr. is definitely a success here at Excel, Inc. in Okolona, MS. He came to Excel in July 2010 wanting to get his GED. Barry mentioned that in high school he made some bad choices but now wants to get his life back on track.

Workforce Solution

After enrolling in the Work Experience program, Barry really showed that a positive change is what he wanted. Barry attended class everyday and worked to the best of his ability. In addition, he displayed good citizenship by volunteering at the Mission Okolona Food Pantry, Chickasaw Container, Inc., Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home, and Excel, all here in the Okolona community.

Outcomes & Benefits

Barry is currently employed at Chickasaw Container through the Work Experience Program. Barry will participate in Excel’s GED commencement exercises on Thursday, February 3, 2011. He plans to attend Northeast Community College in Booneville, MS in the Fall of 2011. Barry’s area of study in college will be Athletic Director, Associates of Arts Degree.

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