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Meet Nina

Workforce Challenge

Nina came to the Glenwood Springs Workforce Center because she had a job offer as a truck driver if she could obtain her commercial drivers license (CDL). She was struggling just trying to support herself and six children and needed a higher paying job. Nina had contacted a truck-driving training program and found that she could not afford the cost. The truck-driving school referred her to the workforce center to see if our training program could help.

Workforce Solution

The Glenwood Springs Career Coach enrolled Nina into the Workforce Investment Act program to assist with tuition cost and referred Nina to Garfield County Social Services for other assistance, including food stamps and TANF. The workforce program provided funding for the training and social services also provided assistance with gas vouchers to be able to commute to the school (90 miles, one-way).

Outcomes & Benefits

Nina completed the training and got her CDL-A. The job offer she had prior to training was no longer available, so the Career Coach and Nina searched for other appropriate jobs, updated her resume, and completed online applications. Nina did find work as a dump truck driver. She enjoys the job and the financial stability that the wage has offered. Congratulations Nina!

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