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Pathway: Human Services
Program: Dislocated Worker/Trade Adjustment Act Services
Location of Service:
Angela Ali worked for Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Sales Consultant from 2003 - 2010 before losing her employment due to trade impact. Upon visiting the Chicago Workforce Center at the Pilsen office to receive services as a dislocated worker, Angela realized she could qualify for trade services. She filled out the petition application with the assistance of the Office Manager and was approved through the Department of Labor.
Prior to enrolling in the program, Angela's education history included a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. She also received a Leadership Development certificate in 1997. With Angela's extensive educational background, and the 20+ years of experience in teaching, the next step towards her career was to enroll in a PhD program.
Angela was approved for training in 2012. She has successfully completed her training in August of 2014 and has received the official title of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Although Angela hasn’t obtained permanent employment yet, she remains active and engaged in securing employment in her new field. She has made multiple connections and continues to network. She has met with the Vice President of a prominent non-profit agency in Chicago and is confident towards obtaining employment very soon.
Angela is extremely grateful towards all the opportunities she has received as a result of the Trade program in Illinois.