Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

Meet Jim

Workforce Challenge

Jim had been unemployed since 2009. He could not find a job that would provide a wage commensurate with his skills and experience. Due to being unemployed for so long, Jim had no funds to pay for training.

Workforce Solution

Because Jim was considered long-term unemployed, he was eligible to receive assistance to attend a local training program for sheet metal workers. The program runs approximately 10 weeks, a short amount of time, so that Jim could finish and get back to working quickly.

Outcomes & Benefits

When Jim finished training, he was offered a job as a sheet metal worker making over $14 per hour at a large local aircraft manufacturer. He is now working and earning a paycheck.

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