Once registered with EMBERS, I was given work immediately. After several weeks working consistently for EMBERS, I was introduced to the ‘Power of Work Program’ and offered employment training, which would qualify me for higher paying work with more responsibility. After completing the training, I was then given the opportunity to practice my new skill set and gain practical experience. The experience was vital because I encountered on-the-job problems which I had been trained for so I was able to handle and manage the mechanical problems when they arose. Also, and very importantly, I was given a 25% hourly wage increase working with my new skill set which made my ability to afford my monthly expenses and daily needs better. I am so lucky to have the Power of Work Program see the potential in me, support me and help me reach a better quality of life and work better with people.