DESI Success Stories

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Mar

Kavion Everet / Omaha, NE

Kavion Everett, a Heartland Workforce Solutions/DESI WIOA Youth Participant, has always enjoyed writing. Whether it’s creative writing, or an essay on historical events, it has long been a passion of his. On Friday, March 6th, Kavion got a glimpse of what it takes to turn his passion into a Career. Through the WIOA Youth program, Kavion was able to job

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10
Mar

Rykasia / Mobile, AL

Rykasia had been working two jobs to support her two young children. Unfortunately, without an HSD, she couldn’t find any high-paying job opportunities. She finally came to DESI CTC, where she found an easy-to-follow educational program and supportive staff. Graduating in 2020, she plans to become a certified nursing assistant and phlebotomist.

10
Mar

Tyona / Mobile, AL

Tyona describes her life before DESI as “path of destruction” – skipping classes, fighting, and being kicked out of her home. At DESI CTC, she finally found mentors who motivated her to invest in school and work hard for her goals. She graduated in February 2020, and next fall, she will study criminal justice at Faulkner University to become a

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10
Mar

Miriam Macias / Houston, TX

Workforce Solutions has literally changed my life. I walked into one of their offices looking for work, knowing nothing about what they could do for me. I was only hoping they could lead me into the right direction. They lead me, helped me and motivated me into becoming a better and educated person. They helped me get my GED and

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10
Mar

Milka Langanke / Houston, TX

I come from two immigrants who’s first language is not English. Growing up I had to switch from Spanish to English and ended up skipping English lessons, since I had learned them in Spanish but they didn’t translated they way they wanted. After a while I had initially dropped out in 9th grade due to family reasons. I did get

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