Engineering his success
Driving for success
Yoseph Gebeyaw joined our class in the summer of 2017, shortly after moving to the United States from Ethiopia with his wife and kids. He owned a construction company in Ethiopia and wanted to continue that work as he settled into his new life here.
One of the first things Yoseph realized was that he needed to obtain industry certifications to work in construction. While he was part of job readiness class at Career Collaborative, he also simultaneously prepared for his first engineering exam, which he passed successfully.
Putting experience to work
Ralph Guerrier and his wife just bought a house. The purchase was possible thanks to the financial stability he’s achieved the last three years as a driver for the MBTA. It wasn’t always this way. When he was 27, Guerrier emigrated to the U.S. from Haiti with his father and his sister. With limited English-speaking skills and no familiarity with how to go about getting and securing a job in the United States, the transition was difficult.
Learn how Joana Nushi achieved her dream of home ownership
Marsha Shaw recently landed a job as an employer and payroll reporting analyst with the Massachusetts State Retirement Board. Her responsibilities include processing pension plan enrollments for new state employees and assisting retired employees with enquiries about their pension benefits.
It’s a career move Marsha had long sought but that always seemed just out of reach—until she found Career Collaborative.
Returning to the workforce and landing a job
Nearly three years ago, Joana Nushi and her husband Armand moved to the United States from Albania. Shortly afterward, she found work as a teller at a local bank but she longed to work at a larger bank where she would be able to build a career. So she left her job thinking that it would be easy to find another one. To her disappointment and surprise, she searched for weeks without getting an interview, much less an offer. In this interview, Joana explains how she came to Career Collaborative and how it changed her life.
Tata Sanor is a housekeeper at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, a job she obtained after completing our four-week Job Readiness Training course.