Success Story:
Workforce specialist pushes Tracey to succeed

Telamon Corporation - Tracey | Success Story in VirginiaTracey, Virginia

When Tracey first started working with Kathy, Workforce Development Specialist (WDS), from Telamon, she was an 18-year-old farm worker, disillusioned and discontent. The compassionate support of the Telamon staff helped turn her life around. The guided encouragement and coaching she received from Telamon motivated Tracey to enroll in classes, and obtain gainful employment outside of farm work. When Tracey said, “I can’t do this”, her Telamon workforce development specialist said, “Yes, you can – you are – and you will.” In Kathy, Tracey found someone to give her that extra motivation to propel her to the next level. As a result, Tracey found a new career path, and a new outlook on life. Today, as a Telamon Governing Board member, she helps oversee the family of Telamon job training programs. She is part of the team that empowers people and improves communities every day.

Telamon-TRC’s Workforce & Career Services encompasses a broad array of customized work readiness and job skill training programs, focusing on helping farmworkers, veterans, and youth who seek to build skills and career paths. Work readiness and job skill development are often supplemented by language services (ESL), educational support (GED) and includes one-on-one counseling, group workshops and supportive services. 

Since 1965 Telamon-TRC has helped individuals like you access services that lead to better jobs, better lives, and better communities. Find a Workforce & Career Services program near you today.