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Hamed came to Detroit At Work with many barriers, but through our supportive services he was able to find a job at a supermarket. He attended ESL classes, was able to get his driver’s license, and found appropriate housing. He said, “I’m very happy being in the U.S. I can care for my family, and get ahead and without living in fear.”
Before driver responsibility fees were forgiven statewide on October 1st, 2018, Lynitra set out to get her license reinstated with the help of Detroit At Work. After attending job training, she was able to get her license back early and the reinstatement fee waived.
Williemae came into one of our Career Centers to get assistance with removing barriers. She attended classes on resume writing, maintaining employment, and financial literacy. With Detroit At Work’s help, she was able to get her license and find a car. She now successfully works at Family Dollar as a cashier.
Siboniso lost employment at her former job and needed help finding employment. She visited one of our Career Centers, and participated in several workshops including resume maker and interview skills. She ended up choosing the job she wanted — at Comcast. She said, “Hard work and persistence will always pay off.”
Emanuel is a returning citizen who came into one of our Career Centers looking for help in finding employment. He enrolled in CDL-A training after deciding that was the career path for him. He received his license in early 2018 after completing training, and was offered a job making $17 an hour.
Johnny is a 50-year-old returning citizen who earned a ServSafe Food Handler Certificate while inside Detroit Reentry Center. He works as a prep cook and dishwasher in Avalon Bakery’s downtown location, even helping them open in 2017.
Sean began searching for a job upon being released from Jackson State Prison in 2005. When he heard DDOT was training drivers, he immediately enrolled in training and was hired following graduation. Today, he’s working on completing his B.A. in Industrial Tech.
Watch his story here.
Dorothy originally came into a manufacturing recruitment event looking for work. After speaking to a career adviser about her previous call center background, it became apparent she’d be a great fit for another position we were recruiting for. She not only got the job but is making $3 more than what she was in her previous role.
Renardo, a Veteran, had been working in the automotive industry for over 30 years prior to his former job closing down. Through a program at Detroit At Work, he became a CMM operator and received a job interview and subsequent offer from Sakthi Automotive.
Abraham started coding in college, and worked a couple of different jobs at Best Buy and Microsoft. One day, his brother sent him the information to Grand Circus and Abraham signed up. He left the coding bootcamp with an expanded knowledge of C++ and a job at Quicken Loans.
Trenton worked in manufacturing prior to obtaining his new career path in IT. He was looking for new opportunities, and consulted with a career adviser. After being placed in the Grand Circus tech bootcamp, he received an interview and subsequent job offer at Quicken Loans.
Timika had spent years waitressing and bartending, but never making enough money. She registered for Patient Care Associate training and now works in neurology at one of Metro Detroit’s biggest hospitals. She now has a career path, and the ability to build a better future for herself and her children.
See Timika’s story here.
Sterling Dickerson is a native Detroiter who had over $2,000 in Driver Responsibility Fees. After going through our workforce program, he was able to get his license back before fees were forgiven state-wide on October 1st.
Watch his story here.
Before starting her senior year at high school, Micah Womack spent six weeks as an intern at SpaceLab through the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program. She met new people, learned new skills, and it opened her mind to a whole range of future career possibilities.
Read Micah’s story here.
Micah came out of prison with a desire to get back into society the right way. A six-week course allowed him to qualify for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Within weeks, he had found full-time employment with Detroit Water and Sewer Department, along with two of his classmates.
See Micah’s story here.
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