“Committed” Charles found himself living in a transitional facility, stemming from bad choices and recovering from previous medical issues. He was looking to get a new start by searching for employment again.
He found out about WorkFaith after completing the “Men at Work” program by WorkFaith community partner Star of Hope. Though he was skeptical about our Workforce Development Training, Charles decided he was going to give it all he could to do better for himself in hopes of becoming gainfully employed.
A New Life
Charles began his new life journey in December 2019 with Day 1 of the Workforce Development Training. He excelled tremendously in the classroom, visible as a great leader and encourager to his fellow classmates. His light was an inspiration to those around him, and his positive attitude was infectious to all in his presence. These attributes aided him in successfully graduating with his class on December 13.
When Charles met with his coach for his one-on-one session, he was fired up about his job search! He committed his 30-second commercial to memory and stated it with so much confidence that his coach decided he would be a great candidate for the LTE program.
Within two weeks, he was certified for this program and began receiving job matches from WorkFaith’s Employer Development Team. Needing very little preparation, Charles began going on interviews in-between coaching sessions. Though he was not hired right away, Charles did not lose his connection with WorkFaith. He diligently conferred with his coach. He even attended WorkFaith Academy to stay motivated while he was in job search.
Ringing the Bell
One afternoon in March, Charles came into the office to be a part of the Bell Ringing celebration, as he had found employment! He currently works full-time as a warehouse worker.
Charles’ time in our Workforce Development Training was a great blessing to him as well as all those who interacted with him at WorkFaith. Charles’ faith stays strong and continually praises God for all He has seen him through.