Will joined the #NCWorks #NextGen program in February 2020 with the hope of getting a career in the construction industry. Shortly after joining the program, he was displaced from his home in McDougald Terrace. But Will didn’t let the obstacles of temporarily living in a hotel room stop him from achieving his dreams. He faithfully attended a weeklong Career Pathways training, which allowed him to refresh his employment skills. He also attended monthly professional develop
By: Ashley Carter, Career Coach Industry: Cosmetology Kia, a graduate from North Carolina Central University, came to #NCWorks #NextGen mission driven to become a licensed #cosmetologist. Kia needed support and felt that she didn’t have any options after her school, Durham Beauty Academy, announced they were closing. When the school closed, housing became a new issue. She found herself in need of a place to stay and possibly having to start her #cosmetology training over.
By: Anthony Rogers, Outreach Specialist Industry: Construction North Carolina based Sierra Structures specializes in residential and commercial fence #construction, decks, and screened porches. In December of 2017, I walked into Sierra Structures with the hope of securing a youth with no experience a job opportunity. The owner, Ken Meashey, understood the #NCWorks #NextGen program’s mission, was supportive and understood that some of our youth need a second chance. Since th