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Meet Timothy

Workforce Challenge

Timothy was an older laid off Aircraft worker who had been unemployed for 9 months and was getting very depressed. Timothy has a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering but felt that he needed to acquire some additional skills to be relevant in today's job market.

Workforce Solution

Timothy worked with his TAA Case Manager and was enrolled in the CATIA V5 courses at Wichita State University.

Outcomes & Benefits

While in school Timothy updated his resume with the certificates he received with the CATIA V5 courses. Timothy obtained employment with the Federal Government as Structures Engineer. The company accepted Timothy knowing he was attending college courses and agreed to allow him to continue his education and will be making a higher wage.

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