Shaqwanda came to NCWorks as a single mother working part-time, barely making ends meet. She knew she had to make a change. Shaqwanda knew she loved working with the public and accepted an On-the-Job Training opportunity with Metropolitan Property Management in the Accounting/Reception Department. Shaqwanda began working at Metropolitan in February of 2017 and became a full-time employee in July.
While working at Metropolitan, Shaqwanda learned their filing systems, data entry system, to manage rental properties, state and federal laws pertaining to property management, accounts receivables and accounts payables procedure, bank deposits and refunds and much more. She was able to attend specialized training (Southeast Affordable Housing Management Association Training) to upgrade her knowledge of the field.
Today, Shaqwanda feels she is finally able to take a deep breath knowing she is financially stable and no longer living paycheck to paycheck. She is able to better provide for her 6 year old son and they are moving into a larger space at the end of the month. Now that she is working a steady schedule she is able to spend more quality time with her son. Shaqwanda concludes she is healthier and happier now that she has gotten back in the gym and has been working on her financial, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
We congratulate Shaqwanda on her successes and celebrate with her – in that we could play a small part in helping her succeed and achieve her goals. For more information on our NextGen Programs, please feel free to contact your local NCWorks Career Center.