Sunday Dec 8th, 2019
After driving a school bus for eight years, navigating the Mobile Workforce Center (MWC) around town seemed like a natural fit for Britney Robinson.
The MWC is a bus, after all, but instead of taking children to school, it serves as a traveling workforce development center. This, combined with Britney’s interest in working in human services, made applying for the MWC’s open bus driver position an easy decision.
When she interviewed for the job, the MWC team told Britney if she was not selected for the bus driver position, they would help her find employment.
As it turned out, Britney was not hired for the driver position, so she decided to take the team up on their offer. She specifically needed assistance writing a resume compelling enough to attract employers’ attention.
Outcomes & Benefits
MWC Career Navigator Temple Parker helped Britney update her resume and used the mobile center’s workforce resources to find several employers for Britney to contact. The MWC team’s assistance resulted in Britney getting a job as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Coordinator at HOYA Maryland, a youth rehabilitation facility. Within two months of working there, she took on the roles of Administrative Assistant & Community Outreach Coordinator.
Not only is Britney doing great work at HOYA Maryland, but she also has plans to earn her master’s degree in social work and to, one day, start a re-entry & psychiatric rehabilitation program for ex-offenders in Maryland.