Starting a new job can be exciting but also has its challenges, especially when a person is changing careers. Yvonne spent much of her working life in an office setting and decided she wanted something different. She became interested in truck driving and found that working a different schedule and being on the open road was a welcome change.
Looking to establish herself in a male dominated field, Yvonne strived to find a company that allowed her to perform her job in a safe and fair manner and also provided training opportunities to sharpen her skills. She started jobs with a few companies that did not live up to their promise and Yvonne was determined to work for one that did.
Yvonne began regularly visiting Goodwill’s Workforce Connection Center(WCC) in her search for the right company. At the WCC, she was able to utilize a variety of resources including resume and interview workshops, as well as one-on-one assistance and meeting with employers during on-site hiring events.
With the support of WCC staff, Yvonne was able to update her resume and complete several job applications. She also attended a driver’s education course at a local truck driving school to improve her skills while waiting for the right job fit to come along.
Yvonne has made great strides in reaching her goals. She was hired by a freight transportation company last fall and hopes to work there for several years. Yvonne continues to set goals for her success in this new position – to maintain a role with the company, stay safe on the roads, and never stop learning what she can about driving.
Goodwill is proud to support Yvonne’s hard work and determination in achieving her goals. One WCC employee who worked with Yvonne shared, “Yvonne is a strong woman with a passion for working in an industry dominated by men. She values her strengths and talents and leverages those to do the best she can every day.”