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Meet Kamika Franklin - San Fernando

Workforce Challenge:

Kamika Franklin, 35, mother of two young children, ages five and one, enrolled with North East Work Source Center on January 2017 under the Enhanced Transitional Subsidized Employment (E-TSE) Program. Upon enrollment Ms. Franklin disclosed she was homeless.


Workforce Solution:

Ms. Franklin was referred to Dress 4 Success and Blueprint Training, an accelerated job readiness curriculum to help her with job preparation. Ms. Franklin completed her Blueprint Training successfully and started her assignment in a Paid Work Experience position for Goodwill in the Workforce Career Development. There she worked hand-in-hand with Ms. Fabiola, Program Supervisor.

Outcome and Benefits:

After Ms. Fabiola worked with Ms. Franklin, she was very impressed with the quality of her work. She advised her to apply for a Job Coach position that was open. Ms. Franklin applied, was interviewed and offered the Job Coach Position. Her Career Adviser stated being very happy that Ms. Franklin got the opportunity to work for Goodwill where she can transform lives through the power of work.

“I’m very grateful for the E-TSE program because it helped me gain more knowledge and experience, and find a job.”

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