Celebrating Success

Hear from candidates placed by Skills as they share their stories and advice for fellow job seekers.

My experience working with Skills was good because not only did I gain a job, but also life skills I can keep applying in multiple areas. I feel that BMO Harris Bank is the place for me because it's helping me open up more. I've actually started working on my business that I'm trying to open up right now, so BMO's actually put me in alignment with my life purpose and what I have going for myself. I feel like I'm completing my life goals."
Mariah C. Customer Experience Representative, BMO Harris Bank Placed by Skills for Chicagoland's Future, 2021
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During college, I was working in maintenance but was laid off when the pandemic hit. I have kids, so I had to make sure I was employed. I was worried about not having a job when I graduated, and then I learned about the College to Career program. I thought it would be a long process, but it was so quick! Terry interviewed me for the role at GoHealth, and I liked the ability to work from home. This has been a very supportive environment at GoHealth, and they have great training. They are a great company to work for. I feel more invested in, and they’re very inclusive. They don’t leave anyone behind.”
Jelnachea J. Member Services Representative, GoHealth Placed by Skills for Chicagoland's Future, 2021