Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Lane Workforce Partnership
Cameron, a homeless youth, was 14 years old when he started in his school’s Workforce Investment Act funded program in February 2007. The most difficult and immediate barrier he faced was homelessness. His other challenges included low academic skills, no work skills and a lack of work history. His grades were suffering and he was severely at risk of dropping out of school.
Upon entry into the program, Cameron worked with his career advisor to devise a plan to complete school and identify a career path for employment. He decided his occupational goal was to enlist in the military after graduating from high school. In addition, he and his career advisor set goals for improving his academic and occupational skills. To accomplish his goals, his career advisor provided him with tutoring and counseling.
Outcomes & Benefits
Cameron graduated from high school in June 2010, and enlisted in the Army shortly after. He successfully finished his basic training and is currently stationed in the state of Washington. His career advisor continues to check in with him every 3 months. Cameron reports he is happy with his success.