Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Eastpoint Workforce Development Center

Meet Ms. Young

Workforce Challenge

Ms. Young was a crane operator at R.G. Steel, where she had worked for 16 years, before losing her job when the company declared bankruptcy in 2012.

Workforce Solution

Ms. Young came to the Eastpoint Workforce Center in August 2012 to inquire about her TRA benefits. She was apprised of her benefits and encouraged to conduct labor market research to help her make a decision about her employment goal.At first, Ms. Young was only interested in conducting a job search. But in November 2012, she came to her counselor expressing interest in a Medical Assistant training program. Ms. Young was asked to take math and reading assessment tests to ensure she was ready for training. When her test results came back, she had scored low in math. Her counselor suggested she attend the Math Review class at the center and then re-test. Her re-test grade was nearly the highest achievable grade.

Outcomes & Benefits

She was then enrolled in a Medical Assistant training program. Ms. Young completed the training in October 2013 with a 4.0 GPA and obtained employment as a Medical Assistant within one month of graduation.

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