Career Pathway Planning Pays Off for KRA Youth

In May 2014, George Reevey, 21, enrolled in KRA Corporation’s Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Program, funded by the Camden County Workforce Investment Board, to obtain a diploma and a job.  Determined to overcome an unproductive past, George was unwavering in his decision to make a better life for himself and to become a role model for his younger siblings.

Guided by Nigel Charles, OSY Instructor, George developed  a Career Pathway Plan (CPP), one goal of which included preparing for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), a national high school equivalency exam of proficiency in the three “R”s, Science, and Social Studies.

George remained  focused on his CPP objectives, the second of which was realized when, Nicole Powers, Job Developer, supplied him with a lead for a Line Cook position at a local tavern.  George interviewed, was hired, and continued to study for the TASC, which was scheduled for October 1st and 2nd.

Three weeks later, George received the news: he passed the TASC!  He shared his accomplishment with fellow OSY classmates, hoping to motivate them toward achieving their own goals. His next CPP goal is to study business at Ohio State University, and is in the process of applying for the Fall 2015 term.  KRA/Camden is rooting for George’s continued career success!

Nigel Charles, George Reevey, and Kimberly Smith-Bristow, Program Manager

Nigel Charles, George Reevey, and Kimberly Smith-Bristow, Program Manager