Wednesday Dec 18th, 2019
LaVera Moore knows that to be an effective business person, one must adapt to using new technologies.
As a rental property manager, she understood that to communicate with her clients more effectively, she would need to improve her computer skills. She attended a job readiness workshop at the Employment Connection Center (ECC) in South Baltimore, MOED’s satellite center — a collaboration with the Baltimore Local Development Council, with financial support from the City of Baltimore’s Casino Local Impact Grant Fund.
Soon thereafter in September 2018, LaVera enrolled in a free local computer literacy program, conducted at the Bon Secours Community Works Community Job Hub — one of three job hubs where MOED partners with established neighborhood locations to provide employment services. She also continued with additional computer training at the ECC two months later.
As a result of her hard work and the direction of workforce professionals, LaVera earned three computer certifications and was soon hired for a data entry position by AllStaffedUp, a local staffing agency.
LaVera summed up her experience by saying, “I’m tickled pink. This facility [Employment Connection Center] is great for your ego. They applaud every success and give a swift kick in the rear if needed — gently though.”