David Freireich, an Account Executive with years of experience in the field of health and wellness benefits, found himself in job search after a merger absorbed his position. Passionate about his field, but seeking the opportunity to earn new tools, David reached out to National Able Network to quickly start the next phase of his career.

To help build his skillset, David joined National Able Network’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program. He worked on updating his resume and conducting industry research, as well as his interview skills with career coach Carey Goldenberg. After researching various industries, David determined that the best course of action was to pursue additional skills within the information technology industry, so he enrolled in the Information Technology Support Specialist Program.

While he was enrolled in the Information Technology Support Specialist program, David also participated in a Job Search Work Team to further enhance his job search expertise. “The most important part of the job search work teams was sharing your weekly progress and any obstacles, while getting ideas and leads from others…it’s really about building your network,” says David.

David’s hard work paid off, and he successfully completed the Information Technology Support Specialist program! He earned his Six Sigma Green Belt and Agile ScrumMaster designations, in addition to coursework in several Microsoft programs. Carey said, “All through the program, David displayed professional responsibility.” Soon after completing the program, David’s employment opportunities started rolling in. As he reviewed and weighed the options, David landed on a long-term contract position that fit his current career goals.

When reflecting on his experience at National Able Network, David spotlights the job search work team as one of the most valuable aspects, “Showing up and doing the work is the most important, but so is the job search work team because you celebrate the wins…there are lots of little steps that are wins along the way.”