Colorado

Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Adams County Workforce & Business Center

Meet Cheyanne

Workforce Challenge

Cheyanne was requesting CDL-A training assistance. She was faced with the barrier of having three traffic violations on her motor vehicle record in the last three years, though all three were minor in nature. She wasn't an ideal candidate for Workforce Investment Act assistance as employers were requesting a clean driving record with no more than three moving violations in last three years. Cheyanne was faced with being denied due to her driving record, and after contacting school representative, they agreed she would have a difficult time becoming employed as a CDL-A driver and having to settle for her previous earned low wages

Workforce Solution

Her case manager was aware of Cheyanne's clean criminal background investigation and stable work history. Cheyanne was persistent and with her case manager's advice to get employers to provide solid pre-hires, she contacted recruiters and was able to get several employers who were willing to provide a second chance. Cheyanne's case manager advocated on her behalf due to this persistence. Cheyanne was approved for WIA after all, as she had clean background and was a dedicated worker.

Outcomes & Benefits

Cheyanne found employers wanting to hire her before she completed her training. She had four options to choose from as employers were wanting to bring her on board as soon as possible. Cheyanne stated she went with one of the best companies to work for and is now an over-the-road driver. She will soon have her own truck and as she said, "I cant believe in less then two months my whole financial situation is starting to turn around for the better!"

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