BY JENNIFER HOEGG
Kings County Advertiser/Register
PeopleWorx made a difference for Debbie MacInnis.
After 20 years as a Christmas tree grower and time in retail jobs, MacInnis was looking for a change.
“I wanted a career, not just a job. I was at the Career Resource Centre in Kentville to get help with a resume and I talked to a navigator,” the Sheffield Mills woman says. “I heard of their job search program and took a three-day workshop where I learned about PeopleWorx.”
She “instantly enrolled” in the basic office skills program- learning about academic, writing, office and computer skills; as well as about positive attitudes, work ethic, self-awareness and personal development - emerging 27 weeks later as the class valedictorian, with greater confidence and ambition.
“I had a wonderful time; it as more than I hoped it would be.”
She says she finished the program with more direction, greater self-esteem and a plan for her future.
Community Service Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse publicly congratulated MacInnis during the May 21 groundbreaking celebration on “taking steps to a better future”
Watching diverse groups of clients develop work and life skills while learning to work together motivates Cynthia Kerr to come to work as a personal development counselor. People like MacInnis make her job worthwhile, she says.
“You wouldn’t believe how people change. There’s a magic in the building.”