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Return To Succes StoriesA Career Change for Charles Becomes a Catalyst for Many More
Charles saw himself at 47 years old stuck doing the same job day in, day out as a metal worker in the shipyards, even while suffering from increasing physical pain due to tendonitis. Without an end goal in mind and without any other foreseeable options, he pressed on in order to support his two daughters that he raises on his own.

After losing his job, he began the TANF (federal welfare) program and began to consider what other career options were available for him. Kitsap Community Resources presented him with the opportunity to enter the Community Jobs program and take additional training to enhance his job skills.

Enthused by the idea that his life was about to take a whole new direction, he welcomed the challenges that KCR offered and exceeded expectations his employment counselors offered him. He found his new job role to be fulfilling, interesting, and successful.

Charles had taken some college courses, including psychology, and found his niche in the social service arena. Now a KCR Employment Counselor, he shares his success with his clients.

“Once I started working with KCR, I saw opportunities in every direction I looked,” Charles said. “I found that changing careers gave me a new life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have a 10-year goal for my career, and I know that positive thinking will get me to that spot and beyond.”

“Now that I’m an employment counselor, I can give this perspective to other people who are where I was when I first started. I am literally changing the world one person at a time.”


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