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My name is Megan and I entered into drug court about a year ago to avoid a prison sentence. The judge told me about FIT.
I started with Employment Readiness classes where they showed me how to better my resume. After that, I enrolled in an OSHA 10 course, Warehouse Logistics CLA/CLT course, plus I got my Forklift certification.
During that time I became employed as a flagger. FIT also paid for my equipment for that job. Since getting those certifications, it also was recommended to take an OSHA 30 class to become a supervisor.
FIT has helped me in more ways than I could have ever imagined. I now work at a different flagging company making more money, with more opportunities for advancement, and I could not have done it without the help I was given from FIT.
Anytime anyone is struggling I always recommend FIT to them because it can change your life. It has definitely changed mine - for the better. Thank you FIT!
Before coming to FIT, I had been a stay-at-home parent for ten years. It definitely wasn't the plan to be a stay-at-home parent that long. I was supposed to go back to work when my son turned two years old, but my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The psychologist recommended one of us be with my son full-time. My husband worked, while I cared for our son.
Our days consisted of multiple trips to the school. ABA therapy, speech therapy, working on communication at home. Lots of meltdowns due to sensory overload, it was very stressful. At one point I home-schooled my son when public school became too much for him.
It has been quite the journey! My son is now ten years old, in the fifth grade intermediate Autism program. He's more independent and is doing great.
Then one day I realized, I hadn't focused much on myself. That's when I reached out to FIT, I simply had to attend an orientation.
When I first attended that orientation at FIT, I didn't know what to expect but it turned out to be life changing. My caseworker Ashley helped me get funded for the CNA program. I started at the Standards of Excellence Academy in September of 2019.
My instructor Dayna did an excellent job. She made learning interesting and fun. I completed the program and received my certificate on October 15, 2019, along with an academic achievement award. I passed my test for the state of Nevada. On October 24, 2019, I received and email from the State of Nevada Nursing Board. I am now a licensed CNA, this is just the beginning of many great things to come.
Thank you Ashley, Brandon, Carl, Conrad, Ms. Becky, The entire FIT staff, and a special thanks to my instructor Dayna.
I am proud of myself but I love that my kids are proud of their mommy.
My name is Adrian and I was just released from prison after doing six years. I enrolled in the FIT program and it has helped me in my journey to succeed in life.
I got all my certificates and learned how to present myself to society in a respectable manner. FIT helped me get a job, succeed, and better myself with certifications for OSHA, Flagging, and Forklift. FIT has helped me through my journey to become what I am today. I work for Second Opinion Plumbing and I have a good job.
My caseworker Karla has been a big help to my journey. She has helped me to make my way so I can be a better person and make a good life for myself.
The FIT program helped me get all my tools for work, moving me farther in my career. Now I can say that I am a productive member of society and FIT has helped me make my way.