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Meet Jeromy

Workforce Challenge

Jeromy spent many years chasing his dream job as a Football Coach. He attended college while playing the sport, and earned a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology while working as a Graduate Assistant. Once he graduated, Jeromy moved from college to college coaching Football as a Restricted Earnings Coach. The position offered him the experience of coaching football at the collegiate level, as a Restricted Earnings Coach making $60/week. He decided that he needed to find a career that would provide a better income.

Workforce Solution

In the summer of 2010, Jeromy came to the Hutchinson KANSASWORKS office to meet with a WIA Employment Specialist, in hopes of finding a job that would not only match his interest, but also help him support his family. As an under-employed worker, Jeromy was able to participate in the WIA program and enroll in the Physical Therapist Assistant program, offered at a local Community College. Through career guidance provided through WIA, Jeromy decided that this program was the perfect fit for his experience and education. Even better, it was in-demand in the local area.

Outcomes & Benefits

Jeromy is now only one month away from completing the PTA program, and already has three job offers on the table. Because of the opportunities he has been provided through WIA, he is well on his way to having a great job that is in demand and will offer him excellent wages.

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