A group of people in Rockford are ready to take the next steps in their careers, thanks to a Rockford Housing Authority program.
Eight graduates completed the RHA Workforce Development Institute. The 8-week program focuses on giving residents skills they need to gain employment or a promotion.
One graduate had to had two jobs before the program. She said she sacrificed a lot of sleep and free time to complete the course. Now she's thankful she did.
"Thank the lord above he made it happen for me because I was the type that wasn't going to give up I strive hard and I don't believe in settling for being weak so I had to push harder than what I am so I never gave up," Tyisha Young said.
Young said she will keep her two jobs for now but she's looking forward to apply her new skills to get a promotion.