Getting a New Job While Getting Ahead

posted 1/6/21 -- Christine had just been laid off from her medical billing job when she joined LCCAA’s first online Getting Ahead group.

Since she lives 45 minutes from where the in person class was held, she was thrilled with the new format.

Before her GA sessions ended, Christine had earned a quick certificate in medical coding through a special program of Lorain County Community College.

Since then, she has landed a new job that lets her work from home and interact with great people, she said.

“It’s just an amazing opportunity,” she said. “Everyone here is super nice.”

For Christine, Getting Ahead reinforced many ideas she already held dear, chiefly, treating others how you want to be treated.

It also gave her the strength and courage to go after what she really wanted.

“You learn about how things work in the world, but you learn about yourself and how you can grow,” she said, adding that her eyes were opened to all the help available in her community.

“I had no idea some of those programs existed,” she said. “It was a great learning experience.”