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Middle Georgia Consortium, Inc.

Meet Haley

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Workforce Challenge

Haley came into the Middle Georgia Consortium seeking employment through our Summer Youth Program, but did not meet the eligibility criteria. Then, well into the second semester of this school term, Haley telephoned our office seeking guidance. She had registered for a "Work Based Education Class", and had not found a job to meet the course requirements. At that time she was volunteering at the Houston Medical Center to compensate, but needed money to take care of her senior expenses and put gas in her car. Haley was frustrated in her search and tired of trying.

Workforce Solution

As a One Stop Center, we were eager to assist Haley in accomplishing her goal. Haley was instructed to call our office when she had free time to make sure someone was available to work with her. Haley was persistent, even though she had begun to doubt her ability to secure meaningful employment. When Haley came in we assessed her interests, discussed the meaning of a good work ethic, assisted her in completing job applications, located interview schedules, briefed her on interview skills, and discussed appropriate dress for interviews. We reassured her and tried to reinstate her lost confidence with support and encouragement.

Outcomes & Benefits

As a result of the Consortium's intervention, Haley is currently employed at "Food Lion" as a cashier, and her countenance reveals that she has reclaimed her self-confidence and dignity. Haley will earn her credits from her Work-Based Education class, and she is earning money to take care of her financial obligations. Haley will graduate from Warner Robins High School on May 28, 2011; but most importantly, she'll graduate with the assurance that she can be successful in attaining her goals in life.

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