Gladys has not worked in several years. She has been taking care of grandchildren and trying to make ends meet. Gladys has a background in oil and gas roles and non-profit services. She has struggled to focus on herself and get motivated to look for work that will complement her family responsibilities.

Gladys has made decisions to change careers and move into Security as a job that will allow her to build her savings to eventually become an Addictions Worker and Counselor. Gladys has consistently attended workshops, participating and sharing valuable thoughts and helpful information. She has updated her resume and cover letter, improved her computer skills, and has embraced a growth mindset while learning about employment skills to benefit her in her next role. Her coach has worked one-on-one with Gladys to examine career exploration
and assisted with job search in different fields.

The 45+ Works program will provide work development support by registering Gladys for the Security Guard Training program so that she can become a licensed security guard and apply for jobs in her community.

Gladys has stated, “This program has sparked the motivation I have been missing in my life. I look forward to joining the classes each day and am learning quite a bit. I really enjoy the program.”