New York City Training Guide
Success Story - Chevonne Barrett
When Chevonne Barrett came to the Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center she was a Certified Nursing Assistant, previously employed as a Direct Care Worker at $8.50 p/h. She expressed interest in pursuing training as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to further her career. Following assessment Ms. Barrett was approved for EMT training which she completed in December 2009. Meanwhile, Ms. Barrett enlisted staff assistance in updating her resume and upon completion of training was ready to conduct a new job search.

She was hired as an EMT at Hunter Ambulance in Far Rockaway in early February 2010 at $10.35 p/h. On her new job she has union membership and is due to see her next salary increased to $10.60 p/h in April 2010, just two months after her initial hiring date. Ms. Barrett felt that NYC Workforce1 provided a venue to access the valuable training and credential she needed to advance in her career. She continues to attend recruitment events at Brooklyn WF1CC to explore new options available to her as she gains experience as an EMT. Her new salary is $45,400; an increase of more than 30% over previous salary of $34,000.