Success Stories

Read about those we've helped place in careers, programs, training and education courses.

Kayla Pifer
Nurse

Kayla Pifer is another #SuccessStory we are proud to share. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is now a registered nurse. She completed her degree at Southern University through our WIOA Training program at Geaux Jobs Iberville / West Baton Rouge Parishes. Kayla says the WIOA program helped her financially and provided her with encouragement.

Way to go, Kayla! You’re going to make a great nurse. We look forward to hearing about your new career when we talk next quarter.

Jasmine Johnson
Licensed Medical Professional

Take a look at this lovely mother, Jasmine Johnson. Jasmine recently became a licensed medical professional through our WIOA training program at Geaux Jobs Tangipahoa / St. Helena Parishes. She chose to complete the Practical Nursing program at Compass Career College and is now a licensed practical nurse. She completed the program with flying colors, even while being a mother. She said the training and her experience was “amazing.” Isn’t that wonderful?

Well done, Jasmine! You are another #SuccessStory we are proud to tell. We look forward to hearing about more accomplishments when we talk next quarter.

Erica
Licensed Medical Professional

Let’s finish the week off with a #SuccessStory from our Tangipahoa / St. Helena Geaux Jobs. Here is Erica, a lovely young lady who was interested in starting a new career through our WIOA training program. She completed the Medical Assistant program at Compass Career College and became qualified for various positions in the medical field. Since graduation, Erica has gained employment in her new field and is excelling at it.

Keep up the good work, Erica! We enjoyed working with you and wish you the best of luck in the future. We look forward to hearing about more accomplishments when we talk next quarter.

Jonathan
Truck Driver

Meet Jonathan. Jonathan is a determined individual who became a professional truck driver through our WIOA training program at Geaux Jobs Tangipahoa / St. Helena Parishes. He completed the program at Coastal Truck Driving and obtained his Class A CDL license in 3.5 short weeks. Yes, 3.5 weeks in the middle of a pandemic! 🦠 We recently spoke to him and learned that he is currently loving his new profession at Capitol Truck Services. He says, “It is a great pleasure to go and come home from work happy, doing something I enjoy.” Well done, Jonathan! It was great to hear this from you. We are so proud to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. We love success stories and want to remind you that this could be YOU! Call your local Geaux Jobs Center for more information.

I'd also like to share a little about our student workers on the site. Wherever you see fit. Here's some photos from a few we had last year and this year.

Rachael, Madison, and Aquendas
Work Experience Program

Here's to celebrating our last set of high school senior workers at Geaux Jobs Ascension. We're so proud of Rachael, Madison, and Aquendas and can't wait to see what their bright future holds. This trio came in, eager, giggly, and ready to learn all about working in an office environment. Since then, they have become efficient and clever workers. Every school year we hire high school seniors to work in our offices and gain work experience. We not only spend time teaching them about our organization, but we also spend time exploring careers to help them prepare for their futures. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and we will be looking to replace this wonderful trio in August. If you know a student who may be interested, then contact your local Geaux Jobs Center.

CONGRATULATIONS Rachael, Madison and Aquendas!!!

Skylar
Work Experience Program

Congratulations to our work experience student, Skylar from Geaux Jobs Livingston. Skylar is so helpful around the office and we are so thankful for everything he does. We look forward to great things form him, especially as he attends Southeastern Louisiana University in the fall. Every school year we hire two high school seniors to work in our offices and gain work experience. We not only spend time teaching them about our organization, but we also spend time exploring careers to help them prepare for their futures. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and we will soon be looking to replace this young man next school year. If you know a student who may be interested, then contact your local Geaux Jobs Center.

CONGRATULATIONS Skylar!

Ly'Dyana and Brittany
Work Experience Program

You may have walked into one of our offices and noticed a couple of young faces greeting you. These are our high school senior work experience students from Geaux Jobs Iberville / West Baton Rouge, Ly'Dyana and Brittany. They graduated this week and we could not help but to celebrate their wonderful accomplishments! Join us in congratulating these sweet ladies.

Every school year we hire two high school seniors to work in our offices and gain work experience. We not only spend time teaching them about our organization, but we also spend time exploring careers to help them prepare for their futures. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and we will be looking to replace these wonderful ladies next school year. If you know a student who may be interested, then contact your local Geaux Jobs Center.

CONGRATULATIONS Ly'Dyana and Brittany!!!

Austin Daigle
Signalperson & Crane Operator

Austin Daigle is the perfect example of why we enjoy the work that we do. He's taken advantage of the one-stop career center and all the resources we offer to young adults such as himself. Austin attended a WIOA Training Orientation at our Geaux Jobs of West Baton Rouge / Iberville Parish office to learn about the services we offer. He then applied for the program to receive financial assistance for school.

Austin utilized the WIOA Title 1 funds to earn the proper training at AAA Crane & Rigging in Addis, La. While attending, Austin earned certifications for: Signalperson, Crane Operating, and, Rigger Signalperson. He completed 240 hours of training to earn professional licenses. Austin went from making a low hourly wage and working a few hours, to making $22/hour and working a guaranteed 40 hours a week.

Austin says that he never would have made it this far without Geaux Jobs. He said, "The WIOA Counselors, along with the funding for the classes and the incentives were a tremendous help for me." Austin says that if he had to, he would do it all over again and would highly recommend it to anyone else looking to jumpstart their careers.

Kayia, Christian and Rian
Work Experience Program

We're happy to celebrate more of our high school senior work experience students. This week we're celebrating Kayia, Christian, and Rian from Geaux Jobs Tangipahoa / St. Helena. These young ladies graciously helped us throughout the office and we've watched them grow into confident clerical workers.

Every school year we hire two high school seniors to work in our offices and gain work experience. We not only spend time teaching them about our organization, but we also spend time exploring careers to help them prepare for their futures. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and we will be looking to replace these wonderful ladies next school year. If you know a student who may be interested, then contact your local Geaux Jobs Center.

CONGRATULATIONS Kayia, Christian and Rian!!!