Struggling to make ends meet with her previous job, Keseanna was hopeful when her mom shared a Missouri Works Initiative Facebook post with her. “I wasn’t having the best experience at my job, so I decided to give this program a chance and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life,” she says.
The hands-on experiences with different trade experts and the fact that the 5-week program provides necessary items like PPE helped Keseanna pave a path for success in carpentry. “Rudy and everyone involved with the Missouri Works Initiative helped me elevate and I couldn’t be more grateful. This is a brilliant program from brilliant people,” says Keseanna. “I would like to build my own house one day and I’m positive this will help. This career will get me that plus more.”
“It’s changed my life tremendously! I went from not knowing which way to go, to having a full blown career. I’m grateful for the experience and the whole staff behind this program. I’ve been so in shock and emotional since I’ve been on this journey. I have never earned over $15 an hour before or been so hands on. I’m grateful for that and always will be. When I was in high school I wanted to be an architect, so to learn the ins and outs of building is an experience I’ll always take with me,” shares Keseanna.
If you are ready for a rewarding, life-sustaining career, Keseanna encourages you to follow her lead. “This is a program you literally can’t lose at. It’s nothing but a good experience and opportunity. It’s too good to pass up. If you’re a hard worker and hands on, this is perfect for you and can be a huge benefit to your life.”