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Hunt Valley Workforce Development Center

Meet Woodrow

Workforce Challenge

Woodrow came to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program after working with an employer for 13 years as an Auto Glass Technician. Woodrow earned a good salary but was without any industry-wide credentials. He lost his job in 2018 and was worried about his ability to make a similar, livable wage because of his narrowly-focused skill set.

Workforce Solution

Woodrow enrolled in the WIOA Adult program at The Career Center at Hunt Valley. Hunt Valley Career Consultant, Andrea Fuhrman, assisted Woodrow to develop a comprehensive employment plan with intensive case management. Woodrow received WIOA funding for The Community College of Baltimore County’s CDL Class A truck driving training and earned his credential in February of 2019.

Outcomes & Benefits

Shortly thereafter, Woodrow obtained a driving job with a local area employer at a starting salary over 60% higher than his previous employment. This income increase was significant given the short time period Woodrow invested to participate in the WIOA program. It is also important to note that the new job allowed Woodrow to be home every night. Woodrow’s involvement with Baltimore County’s workforce development services and his new CDL Class A license will keep him employed for years to come.

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