A Stronger Workforce Creates a Stronger Community
Higher Skill, Higher Salary
wage increase for Training Futures graduates within six months of graduation
Careers with Advancement
of Training Futures graduates find office jobs, with opportunities for advancement, within six months
cars distributed to low-income families, providing access to more jobs and more school activities
Richard Moya was unemployed and studying part time at Northern Virginia Community College before he found Training Futures. Like most trainees, Richard lacked experience in office environments, customer service and belief in himself to overcome adversity.
Despite having a Master’s degree from her home country, Simitha lacked the confidence and work experience to work in the U.S. Following her separation from her husband, she was desperate to find a way to provide for herself and utilize her skills in the workforce.
Moving from Madagascar to the United States and leaving behind a 15-year career as a lawyer, Ony and her husband’s decision to give their daughters better opportunities in the U.S. came with a price. It took longer than anticipated to begin working in law and Ony was desperate to provide for her family.
After becoming homeless in another state, Meridith moved to Virginia with her children with no financial assistance. After landing a job at K-Mart, Meridith still needed to supplement her income with food stamps and Medicaid. That’s when she found NVFS’ Training Futures.
Kamina discovered NVFS’ Training Futures while working at Home Depot and raising her newborn daughter and longing to be more financially stable to provide for her growing family. Kamina shared: “Since Training Futures simulated an office environment, they helped me understand what it meant to be on time and manage time effectively.”
Before Ilshat found Training Futures, he was working two jobs to make ends meet. He was looking for an opportunity to streamline his career while gaining knowledge in business culture in the States, as well as sharpen his English language skills. When he found Training Futures, he immediately immersed himself in learning.
Hana Tsige moved from Ethiopia to the United States in 2015 in hopes of having a better life and career, but her experience and leadership in the hospitality industry wasn’t enough to equip her with a stable career. It wasn’t until a social worker mentioned Training Futures that Hana had a glimmer of hope in utilizing her skills in the workplace again.
After leaving her home country of Morocco, where she obtained her Master’s Degree, Fatine found herself working minimum wage jobs in the U.S. because she lacked a U.S. Diploma. NVFS’ Training Futures provided Fatine with job training that helped to kick off her career in the U.S.
Ada received the support and resources she needed to become “a better mom, better co-worker and a better human being” through NVFS.
With services from Early Head Start and social interactions with their peers at daycare, both of Sezounde’s children are hitting all the right milestones — and she now has the tools with which to build them a brighter future.
When Anatolia became pregnant at 19, she wasn’t sure where to turn. She knew she needed help to prepare for her new role as a mom and found support through NVFS to ensure her success as a parent, and in creating a brighter future for herself and her daughter.
Bringing home a new baby, especially her first, is often the happiest moment of a mother’s life. However, this was not the case for Abby. Learn how NVFS helped her receive the parenting support she needed, as well as housing and transportation, to improve her circumstances.
Crystal needed a car to help her get to work and transport her family. But what she received from NVFS was much more than a vehicle; she was connected to NVFS’ Training Futures program and gained both the skills and confidence she needed to build a brighter future.