The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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October 10, 2013

Program puts workers on the right track

Eight-week program features classroom training, hands-on experience at area businesses

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"Her disability doesn't run her life. She's joked about learning to drive."

Poss said Track to Success gave her job skills but also gave her something more important. "It gave me a lot of confidence. I'm kind of shy around people," said the 39-year-old Poss. "I really like people but I'm really shy when I first meet them. In Track to Success they talked about how to talk with people, how to deal with people who are angry."

The state Services for the Blind helped pay for and set up the adaptive computer equipment Poss uses on her job. If bad weather prevents her from getting to the office, Poss can work from her North Mankato home.

"None of this would have happened without Track to Success and Jason and Services for the Blind," Poss said.

On the web: www.mrciworksource.org

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