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Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Western Maryland Consortium

Meet Anthony

Workforce Challenge

Anthony Carter came to the Western Maryland Consortium in October, 2011 requesting assistance with obtaining his GED. He was 18 and had dropped out of high school after completing 10th grade. Anthony was a single parent, living with his child and parents in a rural town in the county. He did not have a driver's license and had to rely on others for transportation. The family received food stamps to supplement their limited income. Anthony wanted to get a job to assist in supporting his family.

Workforce Solution

By late October, 2011 Anthony was enrolled in GED classes twice a week at the Consortium. His attendance was good and he worked hard to prepare for the GED examination. He was placed in a work experience funded by the Consortium in November at the Battleview Markets as a cook and cashier. He believed he had the skills to be a good employee in this field. He was able to walk to work and his work schedule accommodated his GED class schedule. The Consortium assisted Anthony in achieving his goal of obtaining a driver's license by paying for him to attend driver's education classes.

Outcomes & Benefits

Anthony was ready and prepared to take the GED test in January, 2012. The Consortium paid the testing fee and submitted his application.In March he received his passing score of 2400. Anthony worked through the Consortium's work experience placement from November, 2011 until March, 2012 when he was hired as a Battleview Market employee where he continues to work. He now lives in his own apartment and achieved his driver's license.

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