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Mosaic Center honors 18th graduating class

(Source: KTRE Staff) (Source: KTRE Staff)
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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Thursday night 14 women were geared up to start the next chapter of their lives.

 "It's very exciting it's a blessing, it's a blessing to have made it this far," said Monique Singletary, Graduate.

Family, friends and community members gathered at First Christian Church to honor the 18th class of Mosaic Center Graduates.

The graduates completed an 11-week job, life and skills program.

 "Interviewing for jobs, using computers, getting CPR certification and food handling certification," said Donna Busler, Executive Director.

Executive Director Donna Busler says half of the graduating class has already found full-time employment, some have decided to continue with secondary education and a few are still looking for jobs.

 "Women in this community want to work they simply lack the skills and the connections and the self confidence to get back into the job market," said Busler.

Graduate Karen Pierce says she enrolled in the program to learn computer skills but believes she gained so much more.

 "You get closer to God but you also get it just improves your life so much with everything you learn," said Pierce.

And  Pierce believes she's gained lifelong friends in the process.

 "We've all cried together and laughed together they're wonderful," said Pierce.

Each graduate got to share just a piece of what they learned during the program and although no testimony was the same, all of the woman hope to move in the same direction, forward.

 "If you need encouragement and you need more of the Word that is the perfect place to go," said Singletary.

 The Mosaic Center is now taking applications for the next 11-week job life and skills program , that course is free and will start in September.

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