Success Stories

From Zero Income to More Than $32,000 per year

After an internship secured by Lake County Business and Career Services Consultants, career seeker Tracy Chancey was offered an accounting position at Lassiter-Ware starting at $16.75 an hour plus benefits!

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Christmas Arrives Early for Single Mother at Osceola Center

Kiana Rodriguez, a young, single mother entered CareerSource Central Florida’s Career Conextions program and worked her way into employment at HomeGoods. She was so dedicated to her new position that she walked to and from work at night. Osceola Center’s Disabled Veterans Outreach Program specialist, Ken Deendyal, generously donated a brand new bike to Kiana. What a wonderful way to jumpstart this season of giving!

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Youth Program Participant Heats up in His New Job at Grand Bohemian Downtown

Gabriel Aponte joined CSCF’s Youth program for support in gaining employment. During his time in the youth program, the CSCF team helped Gabriel enroll in Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program – due to his passion for cooking – to help pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.
Engaged and motivated, Gabriel excelled in the training curriculum and recently graduated from the program with valuable “hands-on” experience and skills needed for an entry-level position in any foodservice establishment. With his newly-acquired knowledge and enhanced skills, Gabriel secured a culinary position at the Grand Bohemian Downtown Orlando. CSCF is proud of his hard work and dedication, and excited to share the news of his success in and out of the classroom.

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Going West For Opportunity

Jesus is a career seeker who successfully completed an internship program with CSCF in 2012. Because he has a criminal background, and it proved too much of a barrier to his employment search in Central Florida at that time. As a result, he moved out of state to try his luck elsewhere, and subsequently lost touch with his CSCF team. Continue reading…

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