Brittany Johnson

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Brittany Johnson began her current PATH program enrollment with EDSI, a Michigan Works! Affiliate office in Westland, on March 19th, 2013. Brittany had been a PATH participant here previously, from January through June of 2012. During this period, Brittany participated in work experience activity at EDSI’s onsite internship office, but she also was struggling with instability outside of the program. This impacted her ability to attend scheduled activities and to fulfill her PATH requirements. Unfortunately, Brittany was referred to the Triage process, and her enrollment in the program ended with a negative outcome.

When Brittany returned to EDSI with a new referral in March 2013, she came back with an admirable drive to succeed not only in her career, but in her personal life as well. Brittany was welcomed back to the onsite internship program and has become a model intern, whom other interns look to for support and coaching. The interns participate in different departments including a scanning center, publications department, business center and creative department. As part of the scanning center team, Brittany has taken on roles as a trainer and a much valued quality control intern.

Brittany has also made great strides addressing her employment barriers. During this current enrollment, she has been able to successfully clear all warrants out for her arrest. She has also been able to reduce the unpaid fines and tickets on her license by establishing a payment plan, which she has been faithfully keeping up with. Brittany now has a stable housing situation that has proven to be a positive environment for herself and her kids. She has enrolled in GED preparatory classes, which begin in August of 2013, and is very excited to tackle this challenge, achieve a goal and remove another employment barrier.

Brittany has worked hard and stayed positive during her time with us, and this continues to produce new successes. During an open interview session with a hospitality company, held at the EDSI office on June 26th, Brittany was successful in gaining employment! Brittany’s accomplishments in just a few months are highly commendable and are feats that she is extremely proud of. “I am very happy that I was given a second chance at EDSI, and I’m looking forward to even better things happening in my career and for me to become an even better person.”- Brittany Johnson