Jonathan Vanover is a 2009 graduate from Big
Sandy Community Technical College with an Associates of Science degree as well
as certifications in A+ Computer Repair, Cisco Networking Basic, and Cisco
Networking Enhanced. He continued his career pathway in the Information
Technology sector, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information
Systems from Morehead State in 2014. He added certifications and skills such as
Alice to his toolbox. Mr. Vanover successfully completed several
internships but struggled to find a job where he could use his passion, diverse
interests and ability within the IT field. Jonathan decided to work with
Project CASE to crack the code to finding an IT job in his area of Eastern
A Career Pathways Coordinator helped him
practice for interviews, put together an interview outfit, and create a strong
resume. Jonathan also attended the Job Club through the Kentucky Career Center
in Paintsville to ensure he was doing everything he could to develop a plan for
employment, understand the local labor market, and to tap into job openings.
The Career Pathways Coordinator continued reaching out to different employers
in the area, looking for IT related job positions, and speaking with company
representatives. When the Career Pathways Coordinator noticed a job opening for
an Information Technical Assistant at Double Kwik Stores, she reached out to
the Human Resources director she had met numerous times at area job fairs. She
was able to share Jonathan’s resume, and secure an interview for him. He has
been working with Double Kwik since October 2017 handling the Company’s
Computer Support and Network needs.
Billiter graduated from Kentucky Career Center Carl D. Perkins Vocational
Training Center with a Forklift Certification, a Kentucky Driver's License, and
a diploma in Grounds keeping. He
completed an Internship with Christian Appalachian Project Distribution Center
where he gained valuable hours of forklift experience.
was referred to Project CASE for Career Planning, Resume and Cover Letter
Construction, Interviewing Reviews and Mock Interviews as well as Job Search.
Mikael achieved his career goal, and has just been hired at Lowe's in Wise,
Virginia in the Lawn and Garden department. Mikael plans to continue his career
pathway by working toward and obtaining a management position.
succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more
they want to succeed,
and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly,
when someone is failing,
the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that
can even become
self-fulfilling, Success seems to be connected with action.
keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Success is not the key to
happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you
will be successful.
Having people in
your corner can determine which of these paths you take.
Luckily I had awesome
people in my corner. Keith has helped
understand the “workforce” after attending Carl D. Perkins, I have
achieved two certifications in grounds keeping and a certification
and a license
in forklift, I have 200+ hours in both of these positions.
Tesa has helped me
tremendously with gaining my confidence with
searching for a job for the past
few months, I have succeeded in
acquiring a job at lows, and I can’t wait until
I start. And I wanted to
thank both of these two amazing and wonderful people, Tesa and Keith
helping me with my life’s journey on how to work properly
and how to find a
Madison Jones successfully completed her
training to become a licensed Dental Hygienist. She was referred to Project
CASE to enhance her employability skills and for job placement services. We
were able to assist Madison in finding her dream job. She is working full time
at Vicco Dental Center and is on track with her career pathway. She’s currently
continuing her training and increasing her skills as she earns a certificate
for Dental Assisting. This will prepare her to do office record keeping as well
as enhance her patient care skills in placing fillings, sealants, and
fabricating crowns and bridges. Her employers are super excited to have her as
part of their team.