Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Workforce Essentials, Inc.
After serving in the U.S. Army for five years as an aircraft electrician, Charlee found herself in the civilian work world without transferable skills. She had worked as a waitress, care provider and production worker in minimum wage jobs, and was employed for more than a year as a temporary production worker. When the economy was hit hardest, the shift Charlee worked on was closed and she became unemployed.
Charlee decided to attend Tennessee Technology Center-Dickson’s Industrial Maintenance program. This field is considered a non-traditional profession for women, but it is one which pays more than traditional jobs. With WIA assistance, she entered the program.
Outcomes & Benefits
Charlee was an outstanding student and was placed in a co-op training program at Bosch through Randstad. Recognizing her skills, Bosch (the company is now Akebono Brake Corporation) offered full time employment. Congratulations to Charlee for working her way towards a new, successful career!