Success Stories: turning dreams into reality

While best practices help businesses achieve greater goals, they often fulfill a higher purpose: helping people become more successful. Our workforce board members are proud to have helped play even a small role in helping make dreams come true for so many people from North Carolina. These are the best of best practices.

DavidsonWorks Funds Dislocated Worker’s Work Experience

DebraMurrayAfter Debra Murray’s unemployment income was exhausted, Debra paid out-ofpocket for a program at FTCC and became a Certified Electronic Medical Records Specialist. Since Debra lacked experience she had a hard time finding a job. Debra worked with a DavidsonWorks’ job coach and was selected as a WIA Work Experience candidate. WIA funded Debra’s Work Experience (3 month paid internship) at the Thomasville Medical Center in the Medical Records Department. When placed on her work site, Debra gave 200% hard work and networked with other hospital employees. Because of this, Debra was able to secure fulltime employment with HealthPort (a contracted healthcare agency at the hospital) as a Release of Information Specialist.