Duncan prepares for a career in health care with help from Leading CareerForce partner

photo of Duncan, who plans to pursue a nursing career

Duncan worked with Leading CareerForce partner Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services (CMJTS) to get on track for an in-demand career as a nurse. Duncan is grateful for all the support he received from his CMJTS counselor, Mel.

“Since working with Mel in the CMJTS Youth Program, I have been able to graduate from high school, complete my CNA certification, and register for the fall semester at college. My plans are to complete the RN program at Ridgewater College. With Mel’s support of assisting with the steps on how to register for the CNA program, as well as other questions I have had about college, has helped me to stay on track and not be overwhelmed. Mel also helped me with support with gas and a car repair I was not expecting. This has helped me to continue to make progress toward my future goals. I have appreciated Mel’s willingness to answer my questions and provide the guidance I have needed along the way. She will also help me connect with the right support at college. This extra support and resource has been very helpful to me and my success. Thank you, Mel!”