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Juneteenth: Learn more and celebrate!
June 19, 2020
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day the last enslaved African Americans in the U.S. became free. This holiday has been celebrated for 155 years by the Black community, although recent events have brought the true importance of…
Spotlight on Omaha
August 8, 2019
Just a few weeks ago, National Able Network began operating as the One-Stop Operator and the provider of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) adult and dislocated worker services for Greater Omaha. WIOA, which is part of the federally…
Wayback Wednesday: WIOA, the History, and Our Future
March 22, 2019
This year marks the five-year anniversary of the enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, popularly known as WIOA. WIOA has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans find stable, fulfilling, and long-term employment, and has helped employers find passionate,…
It’s World Day of Social Justice!
February 20, 2019
Did you know that today is the World Day of Social Justice? This observance, created by the United Nations, recognizes “that social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among…
Designing a New Career After the Recession
January 30, 2019
Jason Scerena graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Art and Animation in 2008. Upon graduation, he quickly began an internship with a corporation that closed just as quickly because the economic recession was…
Driving to a Brand-New Career
January 22, 2019
Cornelious Brookens, an energetic 58-year-old and father of four, worked in the retail industry for more than 30 years. As he moved through the industry, he found a company he liked, and stayed with them for 15 years. He was…
Transformational Experience for Former College Advisor
December 19, 2018
Jeremiah Harris’ life is anything but traditional, but he has strong roots and even stronger ambitions in the city that he loves: Chicago. Born and raised in Chicago, dad of three, Jeremiah finished college at the age of 27 in…
“Your story is a story that is worth telling.”
December 10, 2018
If we had to use one word to describe Donna Coachman, it would be fearless. No amount of personal or professional hurdles could prevent Donna from achieving her goals, and today, her life is proof that being fearless has paved…
FOLLOWING THE CAREER COMPASS TO A CAREER IN IT
December 7, 2018
From the time she was five or six years old, Chicago native D’Loren “Ren” Miller was always interested in computers. After looking for work in her adult life rather unsuccessfully, Ren participated in a career assessment to determine which industry…
Going to the Source: A new job at Cisco!
December 5, 2018
For more than a decade, Eduardo Castaneda had a goal of earning certifications that would allow him to pursue a career in information technology. Like many people, though, Eduardo found it challenging and unaffordable to work and go to school…
From Baking to Healthcare: Sweet Success!
November 26, 2018
We’ve all heard the phrase before: Follow Your Passion. For LaTanya Rapp, she was able to follow her passion twice, blazing a new career in the healthcare industry after a successful career as a baker. LaTanya began working at a…
KICKING OFF A NEW CAREER WITH THE RIGHT CERTIFICATIONS
November 16, 2018
Isaac Ochoa was working part-time while completing his studies at Harold Washington College when he unfortunately found himself unemployed. After six months without work, Isaac discovered National Able Network and was enrolled in the EPIC (Employment Opportunities, Personalized Services, Individualized…