November 2014

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News

Career Development participants stopped by to pick up new kids coats and watch “Rio 2” with us! Boys and girls coats were donated by the Kids Clothes Club and distributed to qualifying Career Collaborative participants. It was great to see old friends and catch up!

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Placements

Kevin (pictured at right) felt ready for his interviews at Boston Medical Center after completing the August workshop and 20 practice interviews! He told the classroom the job-search process isn’t easy, but he was determined to achieve full-time employment. “Put in 100%,” he said. All of Kevin’s hard work finally paid off. He is now an Environmental Services Worker at BMC and started his new job last week.

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Ouafa got a job as a Bank Teller at People’s United Bank.

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Elsie (pictured at right) on starting her new job at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership as a Program Representative. She provided words of encouragement to those who are still searching by quoting the Brazilian novelist, Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Her piece of advice: be patient, set goals, and you will accomplish them.

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Retention

Betty (pictured at right) stopped by to pick up her certificate for graduating from the two-year program at Career Collaborative. Betty has been working as a Retail Picture Framer at Big Picture Framing.

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Gregoria has been employed for more than two years at The Dimock Center as an Assistant Teacher. She was happy to share the good news and that she has received a generous raise! Gregoria was excited to receive her certificate for completing the program at Career Collaborative.