Learner Success Story: Gracie

Gracie Castro, a 2014 graduate, came back to visit a few weeks ago and to tell us about her new job. After completing Job Readiness and attaining her GED last year, she was looking to start a career. Because of our partnership in the Workforce & Education Readiness Continuum (WERC), Gracie was able to get help from Ed, a Job Developer, to find a job with Seton. She started out as a PRN and was quickly hired on full-time.

She is now earning more than $15 an hour with shift differential and plenty of overtime pay. She commented about how hard it seemed while she was working toward her goals at The Learning Center (formerly known as Ascend), and how there were times when she wasn’t sure she would be able to finish. But she did - and she is so glad she did. Now we hope to schedule a time for Gracie to talk with our current students about her experience, the challenges she faced and how she overcame them, and more about her promising new career at Seton. Way to go, Gracie!