Joanna’s Story

Joanna came to TLC’s Outcomes Service from Blair High School in Silver Spring.  At the time she came to Outcomes, Joanna’s job searching was dwindling and she was infrequently volunteering for office work.

Under the skillful direction of her job coach Michelle Strom, Joanna became diligent about searching for a job, coming to the center on a weekly basis and maintaining an open mind to new experiences. When a kennel assistant position opened up at a local animal hospital, Joanna not only went on her own to the interview, she landed the job on the spot.

Joanna became one of her supervisor’s most loyal and trusted employees. By August, nine months after she was hired, she was promoted to veterinary technician. She is currently looking into becoming a licensed veterinary technician and is excited and enthusiastic about her future.