In August, we reported on Chloe Shearer, a customer who was hired as a Receptionist by the KRA/Camden Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment Program, subsequent to her successful participation in a State-sponsored OJT Program.
KRA client, the Camden County [NJ] Workforce Investment Board (WIB), read Chloe’s Story, took a great interest in her, and included a version of the KRA article in their 2014 – 2015 PY Annual Report!
Last month, the WIB invited Chloe to its quarterly meeting, as its guest speaker, to share her success story. She addressed the Board on the many challenges she, and other customers, face consistently while seeking employment, and the freedom she now enjoys contributing to the work of the KRA/Camden team.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Chloe was invited to join the WIB’s Youth Investment Council, and to use her own experiences to advocate for, and motivate, youth in Camden County.
Gregg DeBaere, WIB Chair, commented, “In this line of work, it is important that we hear these success stories. They keep us grounded, and remind us that we are making a difference in our community.”