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Skill Up to Move Up (“SUMU”) works to remove barriers to employment recognizing that success is rarely a straight line from point A to point B.  Our participant, Yashica, connected with her success coach, Lakishia, to address educational barriers, primarily a lack of access to technology. Lakishia worked with the SUMU partners to find this much-needed resource and now Yashica is taking part in GED online classes.

Yashica and Lakishia continued to work together researching the best training opportunities for her.  As a result, she was able to receive her Forklift Certification and is actively seeking employment in the Manufacturing Industry.  The SUMU team is committed to helping its participants define what success means to them and how to establish their path to achieving their goals.