Ready 2 Earn - Week 3 Recap

Updated: Jul 10

Work Readiness Cohort


Week 3 Recap

This week, our young adults:

  • partnered with our CDL group to hear from a guest speaker from BMI Federal Credit Union;

  • learned about the importance of having a 401k, and other forms of retirement savings;

  • heard about the importance of having and keeping money in their community;

  • gained an understanding of what a credit score is and its importance; and

  • had the opportunity to open an account.























LTWLA Youth Visit FST Logistics

Youth had the pleasure of visiting FST Logistics for their FSTFest, touring their warehouse facility and meeting the President and CEO of the company. Those interested in sales had the opportunity to meet the Director of Marketing and were afforded a chance to be interviewed for their sales role. Youth were able to engage with current employees and pick their brains to get insight on the work culture. Five young adults applied or showed interest in the company, and are scheduled to have interviews the following week!




Congratulations to our Leader of the Week - Shemar Vidales!

Shemar is a certified welder and came to this program to explore different opportunities. He has transitioned from CDL to Work Readiness, and has made his presence as a leader known. Shemar is very interactive in the classroom, and applied to FST during the trip applied, successfully securing an interview.


He said his motivation is his six-month old daughter, who is the reason he gets up in the morning and his reason for trying to make something of every opportunity. Congratulations Shemar! We are proud and excited to see what’s next for him.







Pre-Apprentice Cohort


Week 3 Recap

This week, our apprentice took AutoCAD classes learning:

  • how to read and build a blueprint;

  • hatches are patterns anyone can use to cover space in decorative pattern for tiles for houses, or patterns on tools and other things;

  • the space room has to have proper location and the angle of the object should be clear;

  • that objects/blocks are individual drawings that can e edited and change according to each drawing/plans; and

  • about the different layers within AutoCAD.


Congratulations to our Leader of the Week - Mursal Oswan!

Mursal graduated from Independence High School and heads to Columbus State Community College in the fall, attending IT classes. "This program is going to help me because construction is my back-up plan and it will help me get a good job while attending Columbus State Community College," says Mursal.


Congratulations Mursal, and best of luck with your IT classes this upcoming fall!








CDL Cohort


Week 3 Recap

This week, our CDL students were awarded with gift cards for their continued hard work, as well as their honesty and integrity. Our CDL group also received First Aid / CPR training.


Student Highlight - Kenneth Yates

Kenneth is extremely driven and currently works full time as a supervisor at UPS. Kenneth became aware of Ready 2 Earn from his brother, Brandon Weatherspoon, and wanted to ensure he took advantage of the opportunity. We are happy to have Kenneth in our CDL cohort!







Congratulations to our Leaders of the Week - Jakai and Trenton!

Jakai Watts

Jakai has had perfect attendance and is an active participant in class. He is always focused and attentive to every instructor. Jakai plans to find employment once he earns his CDL Class B License.















Trenton Kenny-Crump

Trenton is one of our leaders who always arrives to the work site on-time, actively participates in class and having an energetic personality. Once Trenton earns his CDL Class B License, he plans to own his own trucking business and partner in a moving business with his father.

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