New Staff: Nilwin Tint

Nilwin Tint joined KOM an employment counselor for the new Next Step program in March 2017.

Get to know Nilwin…
Nilwin Tint was born in Burma in 1987. He and his family arrived in the United States on August 10, 2000.  He graduated from Joliet Central High School in 2005 and started college in 2007. He graduated from Century College with an associate’s degree in Human Services and has plans to go back for a bachelor’s degree in social services or as an educator.  He worked as a teacher’s assistant at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet School for 3 years and also worked in the service industry for 9 years.  He got married in 2015 and has one daughter. He recently joined KOM as employment counselor through the DEED program. He looks forward to serve and advocate for the community.

Why did you decide you wanted to work at KOM?
“I heard from a current KOM employee that there was a job opening at KOM. I was job hunting for awhile, and this position interested me. I applied for this job because I wanted I to help my people in my community who don’t know how to find jobs or resources.”

What have you been doing since you started working at KOM?
“I’ve been recruiting for my program at Karen and Karenni events and activities. I am also looking at resources for what kind of program I want to start. I am see what’s available and what kind of vocation training Karen are interested in, such as construction or automotive. I have also been assisting with walk-ins and meeting with CAPI.”

What are you most looking forward to with your job at KOM?
“I am excited to learn about nonprofit work and community outreach. I’m also excited to see this new program grow.”


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