In 2016, Theresia was laid off from her $34 per hour job as an Operations Manager for RTQ Logistics due to the company downsizing. After being laid off Theresia found the job search process strenuous. She was either overqualified for the positions she was applying for or didn't have the degree requirements the position mandated, despite having the experience.
After multiple interviews, depression and disappointment became evident during this process. After being referred by a friend, Theresia enrolled into a dislocated worker program at the South Bay Workforce Investment Board Career Services Division in Carson City. She was referred to adult training schools to help highlight her experience with the necessary certifications employers were looking for.
Upon enrolling with New Horizons Career Development Solutions, Theresia focused on earning her Project Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certifications. With these additional certifications, and her experience, Theresia was able to expand her career search to additional opportunities. Project Management and Lean Six Sigma Training helped accentuate her current skill set and validate her experience for the next part of her journey.