Fedir his wife and six children (aged 4-20 years old) moved to Chicago from the Ukraine. In the Ukraine, Fedir worked as a family doctor, but he was unable to pursue this career in the United States and found work as a handy-man and maintenance worker.
Eager to find a job that would help him better support his family, Fedir turned to JVS Career & Employment for assistance. His career counselor recognized Fedir’s potential and they worked together to help him start a career as an electrician/HVAC technician. After reviewing programs for certification with his counselor, he enrolled in the Chicago Professional Center and found a position while still in school. Fedir now earns a decent wage with the potential for advancement and has full benefits to cover himself and his family.
Maxym is a mechanical engineer who moved to Chicago in April 2020 with his wife and two children, 9 and 15 years old. His employment opportunities were meager due to his limited English skills. Maxym began working with a JVS career counselor who encouraged Maxym by sharing success stories of other clients who immigrated from the Former Soviet Union.
Motivated by his career counselor, Maxym decided to enroll in the Chicago Professional Center, where he received his license as an HVAC Technician. Immediately after graduating, he began working as a HVAC technician. “This job is an excellent start for beginning a career path here in the United States,” his career counselor shared.