Submit a Customer Success Story

Before you submit a story, you may find it helpful to review our Story Submission Tutorial. You can also submit a Customer Quote, which is a first-person account of the ways that a client was assisted by a workforce organization.

Please note that broader program successes affecting more than one business or job seeker (e.g. a regional consortium; an annual event that supports hiring needs of local industry; an outreach program that was developed using specialized funding) should be submitted as a Workforce Innovation rather than a customer success story.

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Information About You & Your Workforce Organization

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Workforce Organization Name

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Customer Information

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Customer Story

The Challenge
Briefly describe the challenge the customer faced or their situation.


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The Solution
What did the workforce board/One-Stop provide to the customer to help them overcome their challenge(s).


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The Outcome
What was the actual result the customer obtained as a result of the services received.


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Example of a Good Story

Type: Business Success Story
Submitted By: McHenry County Workforce Network

Joule Technologies

Workforce Challenge
Like so many small manufacturing firms, Joule Technologies (Joule) found itself at a competitive disadvantage when training their small number of employees. While both costly and time consuming, the company needed training to keep its employees competitive in the market.

Workforce Solution
Fortunately, Joule received an Incumbent Worker Training Grant in the fall of 2009 from the McHenry County Workforce Network. The company shut down for three days for an extensive on-site training in Lean Enterprise.

Outcomes & Benefits
The grant money gave Joule Technologies the knowledge and confidence to completely restructure their production processes and philosophies. They have reduced lead times for their products by 60%, increased their on-time delivery to 100% and reduced customer returns by over 80%. Their workforce is confident and is now taking ownership over their products and customer relationships in a way that they could not have imagined twelve months ago.


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