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LaWanda Powell - Mid-Del Technology Center

Single and penniless, LaWanda Powell learns skills to thrive.
LaWanda Powell - Mid-Del Technology Center

LaWanda Powell

THEN: Single, depressed, penniless and jobless with little self-esteem. LaWanda and her 9-year-old daughter needed help. The Department of Human Services referred her to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program at MDTC. There, LaWanda enrolled in the accounting course where she

  • Acquired skills to handle the financial obligations of a business and to process payments made to a business.
  • Learned basic office and computer skills, including processing, spreadsheet and database and presentation software.
  • Graduated in two months with a 99 percent average in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.

NOW: After an unpaid internship at Total Energy and Environmental Management Co., LaWanda interviewed for the position of assistant accountant. She got the job and has since moved up to handle all duties of the TEEMCO Human Resources Department.