October 2012 Highlights!

Gregoria R. came from the Dominican Republic as an elementary school teacher. She has been busy working very hard in order to continue her career in the United States. This month, Gregoria came in showing off her newly awarded Early Childhood Certification (E.E.C.), and her new employee badge from Dimmock Community Health center. Gregoria now works as a full-time Assistant Teacher. Gregoria reminds us that “sometimes it is hard and you feel frustrated... But follow your passion and continue going forward each day. You can do it”. --

Jaleh A. is now working at Watertown Family Day Care as a Substitute teacher, where she assists the lead teacher in the classroom. She is still currently working towards obtaining her Early Education Certificate, and also enrolled and ESOL classes. Coming from Iran, Jaleh is very excited to begin her career in the United States.

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Erick C. originally started working with Career Collaborative in 2010. More recently, Erick has started working as a Cargo Agent for World Flight Service at American Airlines. Congratulations on all of your hard-work Erick!

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Mirdred C. completed the workshop in September and had started working at Rogerson Communities as a per-diem Program Assistant. After completing training and working for a couple weeks, Mirdred was referred to a full-time opening for the same position. Mirdred has proven herself to be very dedicated and hard-working, and we are excited to hear of her newest accomplishment.

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Maernet K. has a new job as a Houskeeper at Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Maernet originally applied for this position in the Career Collaborative resource room back in May, and is reminded of just how much patience someone needs while job searching. Maernet says that it is very hard work but enjoys working the Mandarin because it is a very nice hotel.

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Rhonda L. started at Baker’s Best Catering as a Production and Catering assistant. Rhonda says she is learning a lot and is being cross trained in lots of different areas. She is excited to learn more about the field and enjoys all the different sides of the business. “I was one of the people who never thought it would happen,” said Rhonda. “But stay positive. Encourage each other. Come to Job Club. It will happen for you too.”

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Marie J. was recently become a full-time CNA at Rogerson House. Congratulations on all your hard work Marie, you have a lot to be proud of!