Literacy Changes Lives
“I graduated from high school and went to work in a shoe shop. The work was hard and always the same. I knew I didn’t want to work there for the rest of my life. My sister helped me get a job in the dentist’s office where she worked. I will never forget my first day working as a secretary. I came to realize that I had a great deal of trouble with spelling, taking messages, remembering what people said, even looking at a patient’s name and not knowing how to pronounce it. A co-worker mentioned that maybe I should call Literacy Volunteers. I did, and, for the next two years, my tutor and I met on Friday afternoons when I got out of work.
My tutor and I worked on goals I wanted to reach at home and at work, such as being able to write my grocery list without spelling the items wrong. At work, things for me got easier every day. I knew the filing system like the back of my hand and learned to schedule appointments, check out patients, and even take a payment if they used a credit card. There are days when I walk out of work and I can’t believe all the things I have learned to do.
Originally a greeter, Trena is now the manager at Willow Run Dental. She has earned her Radiology license and handles many of the finances for the practice. When we last met she said, “I have a career now, and I feel confident that I can go further and work anywhere."
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