Jennifer prepared for her career by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and continuing her education with a Diploma in Bookkeeping. During that time, she continued to improve her work skills and give back to her community through extensive volunteer work.
She heard of Golden Sierra Job Training Agency and during her first meeting learned about the possibility of a paid internship with a local employer.
COVID-19 changed the scope of her job search. Offices were closed and hiring was limited for newly educated bookkeepers. She heard of Golden Sierra Job Training Agency and during her first meeting learned about the possibility of a paid internship with a local employer.
After exploring several possibilities with her case manager, she learned that Goodwill provides people with disabilities training and support to begin their careers. This was perfect as she experiences a sight impairment disability and this opportunity would allow her to support others with disabilities!
The employer reviewed her application materials for a Finance Technician position and eagerly invited her for an interview. She was offered the internship right away! Every two weeks the employer submits a glowing review of how well she is doing in her new position and how well she fits in with the team.
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