Showing Us Light, Possibilities and Hope
Life can sometimes get the best of us, and Nadine Repinecz shows us we have the capability to bounce back. She has battled through medical issues, personal hardships with loss of loved one and becoming unemployed. Due to these unforeseen life situations it led to an addiction and becoming justice involved. However she was able to gather from her network of family and community resources, the courage to move forward and helped her weather the storms.
She connected with Capital Workforce Partners and the American Job Center services including: Online Learning Center, Core Services, WIA Program & Services, Retention Program (Free to Succeed), Resume & Cover letter writing, Interview Techniques, Career and Education Counseling. She received Job Referrals, Job Coaching, advocacy and referrals to community agencies. The participant was assisted with the completion and submission of the Pardon Application to the Connecticut Board of Pardon and Parole. She received supportive services through WIA and Retention Program (Free to Succeed). Nadine was awarded WIA scholarship to attend Asnuntuck Community College for an Accounting Assistant Certificate. She began her academic studies at Asnuntuck Community College for an Accounting Assistant Certificate with a WIA scholarship. She also received career coaching and mentoring to assist in re-entering the workforce and retaining employment.
She was assisted with career counseling, guidance and moral support by her Career Agent/Retention Specialist, Mark Allen in the Hartford office. She obtained an amazing position with a well-known Connecticut hospital working as a Program Coordinator in the Infectious Disease Clinic, where she supervises a staff of 15 and provides staff orientation training.
Nadine is a Champion and Role Model for others. She continues to strive forward regardless of the barriers, obstacles, and self-doubt that may have hindered her progress. She continues to overcome some major life setbacks with her passion and determination to survive, change and to succeed in order to achieve a better quality of life. She is inspiring to others participants, ex-offenders and for anyone who has to face these types of issues. Hearing Nadine discuss her story and experiences is motivating and inspiring. This is especially true for those individuals with barriers to employment or unemployment who come into the American Job Center. We can all appreciate her for showing us that there is a light, possibilities and hope.
In the Photo - Nadine received her 2015 Workforce Star Award from her Career Coach, Mark Allen, at the June 1, 2015 Workforce Star breakfast.