Aisha has completed her green energy training program! Jul 13, 2016
We received an awesome update from Aisha's validator Laura at Berkeley Food and Housing Project:
"Aisha has completed her Green Energy Training Service (GETS) and a Solar instillation training. She is currently actively looking for solar instillation jobs and inspiring other women to think about opportunities in the trades. Thank you for your support!"
My need and situation
I am a mother of 6, and I'm determined to enter a career in the growing industry of construction and green energy!
My goal is to be independent and be an example for other women that women can succeed in the construction industry. I was accepted to an 8 week long pre-apprenticeship program for women that will train me in construction, energy efficiency, and solar.
I need help with affording transportation to get to the training. I will need two adult 31 day passes to be able to get to and from the training. Having a pass will also help me to get to interviews so I can move right into working once I complete the training.
Meeting this need will help me because I can get the training I need to secure a job in construction and green energy. There is a high demand for people skilled in these industries and I will be able to get a job with a salary that allows me to support my family.
Thank you for helping Aisha fund this need.
This need has been validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project (What does this mean?)
Each need is validated by a nonprofit that knows the person and can verify that the help is necessary. Funds flow from Benevolent to the nonprofit, which then gets them to the person in need and lets us know how it went. Learn more »
I have been work with Aisha to help her find employment so that she can support herself and children, as well as get her own place to live. Aisha is dedicated to bettering herself and her situation. Aisha is a strong and determined woman whom I know will use this training opportunity to move forward with her career.
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