|Randi McCreesh and Khadijah Smith|
High school graduation is an amazing accomplishment given the odds our clients face. With this challenge met, what is the next step? CHC understands the importance of being economically self-sustainable so this is where Randi McCreesh, Career Specialist, steps in.
Randi has been CHC's Career Specialist for seven years and she has been working with young adults for 14 years. Randi explores different careers with CHC clients and assesses the training, education and apprenticeships necessary. Randi provides support throughout the entire process, from evaluating the client's strengths and skill sets to guiding them through the application and financial aid process. Some of her workshops include:
- Interviewing 101
- Resume Writing
- How to get a Job
- Conflict Resolution
- Attitude is Everything
Randi has lived what she shares with the clients -
"How I got to CHC is one of my favorite stories. I share it with my students every year to demonstrate how to get the career you want.
I knew of CHC and wanted to work for the agency. I wrote up my own job proposal and curriculum, called Beth and asked for an interview. I went in and met with Kathy and Beth and shared my vision for the agency. They thought it was a great idea and the rest is history."
You can feel the mutual respect and genuine care between Randi and the clients. Her voice trembled a bit when she closed her comments. "It's an honor to be a part of your lives."
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