Overcoming Barriers With Training Futures

Career Development

Tyneca was tired of working odd jobs for temp agencies and living paycheck to paycheck. As a young mother of two children, she knew she deserved a better life for herself and her kids.

“I knew they were watching me and that I had to set a standard for them to reach and go beyond,” said Tyneca.

Before attending NVFS’ Training Futures, Tyneca was very limited in her administrative skills and lacked the confidence she needed to pursue further training and employment. Training Futures provided her with the tools she needed to earn a successful career.

While in Training Futures, Tyneca enhanced her administrative skills which allowed her the opportunity to advance in her job, established confidence to network with her peers and upper management and even learned how to dress for success in the workplace.

“Training Futures helped me knock down the walls of living in poverty and relying on government assistance,” Tyneca shared. “Because of this program, I was able to be the first in my family to attend college and buy a home as a 30-year-old single parent.”

Tyneca currently works for the Department of Tax Administration in Fairfax County. She has decided to go back to school and will complete her degree in 2018. Her eldest son graduated from college and is active duty in the U.S. military, and her daughter is a freshman in college.