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Eastpoint Workforce Development Center

Meet John

Workforce Challenge

John visited the Workforce Development Center after he was laid off in June 2012. He learned that there were services available through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program that seeks to provide trade-affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, resources, and support they need to become reemployed.

Workforce Solution

John first worked as an Electrical Helper, and then advanced to Industrial Electronic Technician for thirty years. During his occupation, he pursued his Associates Degree in Electrical and Electronic Maintenance Technology at the Community College of Baltimore County.

John has experience in repairing and replacing electronic equipment. He thought that he could enhance his marketability by pursing training. He knew his position was declining, so he had found a way to incorporate his transferable skills to suit industry needs.

Outcomes & Benefits

Through the Baltimore County Workforce Development Center, (BCWDC) John was placed with a Trade Counselor who provided career counseling and planning, job search assistance and training services. He was enrolled in CCBC Network Technology Program in January, 2013. He worked hard, and never missed a class. John completed his training in May, 2014. He graduated with an A.A.S. Degree in Network Technology.

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