Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
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Meet Justin

Workforce Challenge

Justin, a veteran, lost his job working for the railroad. A WIA case manager conducted career interests and skills assessments to match him with the current job market. It was determined that he lacked the necessary skills to find self-sufficient employment.

Workforce Solution

The WIA case manager determined that the Natural Gas Distribution and Transmission Program at Barton County Community College was a good fit for Justin. He started school in January 2009 and finished at the top of his class in May 2009. He also obtained his Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

Outcomes & Benefits

After graduation he accepted a job driving a truck and kept searching for a job in the Natural Gas Distribution & Transmission field. In March of 2010, he accepted a 2nd year apprenticeship position with a local energy company making $20 per hour. He is now a 3rd Year apprentice making $24 per hour. Justin shares, "Life couldn't be better for me." Congratulations, Justin!

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