The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board is transforming lives through impactful programs and partnerships. In this episode, you’ll hear uplifting stories of second chances from former inmates gaining employment after reentering society, a woman rebuilding her life in recovery from substance abuse, nursing students graduating with support through workforce grants, and a manufacturing business…
Warden Younce and Tim Williams talk about the partnership with the Board with behind the wall training with the HBI PACT program funded by the WORC grant.
Timothy Wellons talks about his journey from prison back to society and his appreciation to the WORC grant and the HBI PACT program.
Denise Lee tells her story of how she came to be addicted to drugs and her journey to recovery and the help and support she received through the WIOA, WORC and POWER programs.
Matt Hall discusses the assistance he received from the HRSA and Innovations grants while on his way to become an RN.
Michele Campbell, HR Manager with Somic America in Wytheville VA, discusses their experience with work-based learning through programs sponsored by the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board.
My name is Emily, and am 17 years old. My whole life, schooling has been very difficult for me, and I’m not sure why. I don’t have any learning disabilities that would prevent me from going to and doing it. In 2020 when the pandemic hit, I was a high school freshman with straight D’s… Read more »
I am excited to share my success in Peer Recovery with you. Taking this class has completely changed my life and outlook on recovery. Thanks to your support, I am able to share my experience with others and help them walk through recovery to the path of peace and freedom. After a successful 20 year… Read more »
One of the best things that ever happened to me was being incarcerated. Bad decisions and substance use led to an arrest that forced me to hit rock bottom. While I was in jail, I met a man named Greg Lee. He was serving time for the same things. We both had families that we… Read more »
I wasn’t raised by abusive parents or addicts. My biological father was an alcoholic, but I wasn’t around him to be influenced enough for my issues in life. I smoked my first joint when I was probably 14, and soon thereafter I also experienced getting high on cocaine. At the time I was already smoking… Read more »