Testimonials

"I am writing as an update of my journey since completing my CCNA certification program from Lab Four. First, I would like to say that I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be given the chance to be more marketable in today’s workforce. Since completing my certification course, I now have a business which grosses...about $3000 per month. I would personally like to say thank you for the encouraging words and motivation given during the application and funding process. Also, I must say that I have formed a relationship with Lab Four which to date gives me support with my entrepreneur endeavors. I work closely with Tony Okhiria as he is my business coach, just a phone call or a sit down away he helps me with strategy and business planning for the future. I am a Christian man and believe things happen for a reason. Again, I am truly grateful for the opportunity I have been given.  I want to open an invitation for you to come and visit my shop to see how the coursework at Lab Four has impacted me."
-from a small business owner and client who was trained through WIN

"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your assistance in helping me find employment in the City of Memphis. I recently moved to Memphis from Chicago, IL.  I heard about assistance with employment throught the Career Center, so I called. When I met you, you portrayed a sense of professionalism that is unforgettable. I appreciate how you went above and beyond the call of duty in helping find employment. I have been working in the healthcare field for more than 30 years.  Sometimes when employees work so long without a gap in employment, we sometimes do not realize how the industry has changed as well as what is currently expected from a new hire.  There were several things you guided me with prior to employment that will remain with me, such as:

1)Updating my resume; and
2)A review of what to expect at the interview; and
3)How to best market my experience and skills

I am not sure if it is part of your regular routine to call in perspective clients and meet with them prior to an interview with the perspective employer but I appreciate the guidance you gave me. Your words of encouragement were what I needed at that time. I thank you again for helping me find employment."
-from a WIN job seeker client 
 

"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your assistance in helping me find employment in the City of Memphis. As you know, I recently moved to Memphis from Chicago, IL.  I heard about assistance with employment throught the Career Center, so I called. When I met you, you portrayed a sense of professionalism that is unforgettable. I appreciate how you went above and beyond the call of duty in helping [me] find employment. I have been working in the healthcare field for more than 30 years.  Sometimes when employees work so long without a gap in employment, we sometimes do not realize how the industry has changed as well as what is currently expected from a new hire.  There were several things you guided me with prior to employment that will remain with me, such as: 1)Updating my resume; 2)A review of what to expect at the interview; and 3)How to best market my experience and skills. I am not sure if it is part of your regular routine to call in perspective clients and meet with them prior to an interview with the perspective employer but I appreciate the guidance you gave me. Your words of encouragement were what I needed at that time. I thank you again for helping me find employment..."
-from a WIN job seeker participant

"I came in not knowing what I wanted to do, and you helped me with that. Thank you for always being there, and understanding my situation and giving me a chance to think out my career goals rather than rushing me or throwing me in a path where I didn't want to be."
-from a note of appreciation from a WIN CAN participant
 

"...I signed up with [the] WIN program in 2011 and things [were not] all that good. I stayed with WIN's program hoping that...employment with a great company would happen. I met many of the staff at WIN and everybody that I came in contact with was very helpful in preparing me for that opportunity. I can say that not having a job is very [frustrating] and sometimes make you want to give up on yourself. But, I received a heavenly sent staff worker name Patricia Myers, and other IRT classmates spoke and demonstrated that they believe that employment would come. So, having these people around me...I was willing to believe that [employment would] happen. Now I am employed, and I give thanks to the WIN Staff and IRT staff...for this success. Give the WIN staff a chance to help you...[employment] will happen."
 -from a recently hired graduate of the IRT program
 

"...your team is so helpful. Although I haven't gotten employment yet, I would like to just express my gratefulness for you all. You all are really helpful and the way that you all communicate with us and helps us to find jobs that we qualify for shows us that you all really care. I'm very thankful for you all. I know that if I keep working with you all and keep the faith everything will work out and soon I'll be working. Again, thanks so much!"
-from a graduate of the IRT program

“I just wanted to let you know my first day went very well and that I am feeling very confident starting my career. Until I met you, I felt I would never find anything that suits my personality and skills. I very much appreciate you showing me that there is hope for me. You turned my life around. I can only hope that I make as much of an impact on someone's life as you did mine.”
- from an Adult Program participant

“This message is for several people who have provided me with employment references, guidance and encouragement during my most recent job search process. Your support has made a difficult time more bearable. I have just taken a position and plan to pursue my MBA or Master’s Degree in the near future.”
- from a Dislocated Worker Program participant

“I want to thank WIN for providing a positive opportunity for ex-offenders. The WIN staff was very attentive and provided me with excellent support. In 1992, I was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Throughout my incarceration, I would watch the news and see all the negative things going on with our youth. After serving nearly 14 years, I was released, and within two weeks I started going to churches, schools, and community centers to tell at-risk youth my story to keep them from making the same mistakes I made. With the help of a grant from WIN, I received the training that led to my current job.”
- from a former inmate of West Tennessee State Prison and WIN program participant