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Meet Kayce

Workforce Challenge

Ms Wills holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Social Deviance. She had previously been a Placement Manager in Baltimore City for the Catholic Charities’ “Our Daily Bread” Employment Center where she worked with clients to gain full-time employment while over coming challenges including addiction, homelessness and re-entry into the workforce after incarceration. She had also worked as a Workforce Training Assistant through the College of Southern Maryland where she assisted in facilitating classes for clients as well as serving as a liaison between the clients, instructors and Business Developers. She had recently been laid off from a different type of position and was ready to get back into the labor force where she could again assist in workforce development.

Workforce Solution

With the help of her case manager and trainers, she was able to get assistance with her resume and cover letter and take the offered Ten Steps to Federal Job Search training that the program provided. She was also counseled towards the open position at Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland and was given some mock interview questions to practice.

Outcomes & Benefits

With the services and training she had received, coupled with her previous experience, Ms. Wills became employed within a week of entering the BRAC NEG program! She has been successful in the Job Developer / BSR position, aiding in job placement for at least 5 other people who are currently employed, but have made good contacts with defense contractors who are willing to hire some of our customers. She has elevated our BRAC Job Club to a new level by bringing in employers and community partners to speak with the BRAC NEG participants. As a result, several participants have made viable employment contacts in the community and are waiting to hear back from the employers about possible employment.

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