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Hunt Valley Workforce Development Center

Meet Abdelhady

Workforce Challenge

Abdelhady visited The Career Center at Hunt Valley, as he was interested in a career change and inquired about WIOA training. Hunt Valley Career Consultant, Kellie Bass, assisted Abdelhady with career guidance. Abdelhady was employed as a project officer/general engineer with a federal government agency, but his position was eliminated after one year. Abdelhady held a previous contractual position with another federal agency for six years.

Workforce Solution

Abdelhady wanted to pursue a career as a CDL A driver, with the goal of owning a business as a tractor-trailer operator. Kellie enrolled him in the WIOA Adult program. With the assistance of his Career Consultant, Abdelhady developed an employment plan, which involved occupational skills training in commercial vehicle driving. He successfully completed CDL A training and passed his MVA test for tanker endorsement in February 2019.

Outcomes & Benefits

Abdelhady received his CDL A license and currently works for a local area trucking company. Thoughtful, intensive career planning and WIOA training funding helped Abdelhady to reach his destination for a career change and provided a roadmap to his dream career.

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