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Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development

Meet Rashaud

Workforce Challenge

Rashaud has spent the last few years moving around between Maryland, Georgia, and Florida. In 2014, he dropped out of high school, left Georgia, and moved in with his brother in Miami. While living with his brother he did not spend any time working toward earning his high school diploma. He returned to Maryland in 2016 to live with his parents where he connected with the CCBC LEAP Program to begin working towards his GED.

Workforce Solution

He came into the program not knowing much about what he wanted to do. However, Rashaud showed a lot of promise and after 6 months of dedication, the youth staff supported Rashaud and he successfully passed all four sections of the GED and was awarded with his Maryland State Diploma. While living in Randallstown, Maryland, Rashaud commuted for many miles to his job at a Wendy’s in Bethesda, MD. He kept this job because of the pay rate at $10.50 per hour. After spending some time working with the LEAP Job Developer, Rashaud landed a job at the Giant Warehouse in Jessup, MD. His commute was cut in half, and he has increased his pay rate to $14 per hour.

Outcomes & Benefits

Rashaud has decided that with things beginning to fall into place for him, he should start paving the way for his future. He has completed his FAFSA and applied to some colleges including CCBC. He has hopes of entering into post-secondary education come fall and is prepared to take on this next chapter in his life!

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