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

Meet Eric

Workforce Challenge

As a young boy Eric says he always knew it took hard work to succeed. With his strong work ethic, he also had ambition. Although he didn’t start reading until his junior year of high school, when Eric decided that he had to learn to read to be successful he didn’t waste time learning how. More than 20 years later, Eric still has the same attitude. Finding himself between jobs when competition was tough, he knew the only way he would find new employment would be to approach the job search with the same ambition and determination.

Workforce Solution

Eric showed up at the Workforce Center every day. He attended workshops and used the skills he learned in these workshops to enhance his job search and resume.

Eric went to a local job fair armed with the skills he learned in a networking workshop at the Workforce Center. His intention was to connect with anyone he knew and pass on his resume.

Outcomes & Benefits

With his polished resume, experience and by connecting with a former co-worker at the job fair he was able to obtain a new full-time position with Kroger Stores. Eric says his success came from the resources and help he received at the Wichita Workforce Center.

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