My need and situation
I am an artist trying to explore a new field in technology and build a career here in Chicago. I am currently enrolled in a training program to receive my CompTIA A+ certification, and entry level IT certification.
My goals are to gain more knowledge in the IT field, become certified, and start a tech career. My bigger goal is to find a way to incorporate my art into my new career in tech.
I need is to have reliable transportation, in the form of bus passes, to and from my training program until I gain employment.
Meeting this need will help me because I am on my way to financial independence, and this will help me get to job interviews and school. It would also give me piece of mind that I would be able to remove the cost of my transportation needs from family.
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This need has been validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives
Validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)
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Lisa is new to our training program, but in the short time that I have been working with her she has shown extreme dedication to the program. She has amazing goals, and if she were to get assistance with transportation it would ease some stress, and allow her to focus on her training.
I am an Employment Coach at the Center for Changing Lives. My job involves partnering with our clients to set and achieve goals. I work specifically with our client in our Information Technology training program. This is a 32 week long course, in which our students walk away with an industry… Read more