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Hunt Valley Workforce Development Center

Meet Malik

Workforce Challenge

Homeless and a resident at Westside Men’s Shelter, Malik wanted to pursue CDL training so he could secure employment with a sustainable wage and move out of the shelter. He faced some obstacles when he initially came into the Hunt Valley American Job Center (AJC) during an All-State Career, Inc., information session in May 2017: Firstly, Malik had missed the deadline for that particular cohort as he had been cancelling his appointments because he did not have all of the needed documents; and secondly, he did not have a current class C license--one of the basic requirements to participate in All-State’s program.

Workforce Solution

Career Consultant Trudinique Munroe encouraged and assisted Malik in taking necessary steps to obtain his license in order to move forward in the application process for training.

Outcomes & Benefits

Malik finished the training with high marks in every area and successfully obtained his license on the first try. AJC staff assisted him with updating his resume to include his training information as well as add his newly acquired CDL B license. Obtaining a CDL B license gives Malik the prospect of securing permanent housing and a sustainable wage!

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