Grace says thank you: "You believed in me when I did not believe in myself"

smiling woman in graduation cap and gown holding diploma and flowers

Grace received assistance through Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and the Dislocated Worker Program at the CareerForce location in Brooklyn Park – and is pursuing a career in health care. Because Grace was eligible for TAA, her tuition to earn a Master of Science in Nursing was paid for 100% by TAA. Now she's a registered nurse - and aims to become an instructor to help others grow in the field of nursing. Here is the message of gratitude that Grace shared with us:

"I am writing to thank team DEED for going above and beyond during my career transition. Special thanks to Cynthia Wilson (at DEED Dislocated Worker partner HIRED) and Meg Odanga (in DEED's Trade Adjustment Assistance program) for their unwavering support and for their tremendous encouragement throughout my education. It was a momentous and a challenging pursuit to undertake a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN, RN) but the support I received from the DEED team made life manageable and my education a success story. Cynthia, I thank you for those first meetings – you believed in me when I did not believe in myself!!!

"Because of DEED, I am a Registered Nurse working in Minnesota, and continuing my education as a Post Masters Nurse Educator – graduation date December 2023! Forever grateful!!!!"