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Meet Bryan

Workforce Challenge

Bryan had been laid off in July, 2009. In December, 2010, he enrolled in the WIA program to obtain help with revising and updating his resume and learning better interview techniques. From Bryan’s very first intake interview, he indicated his overall goal and "dream job" would be to work for Michelin Tire Corporation.

Workforce Solution

During Bryan’s participation in the program, he continually looked for employment. After three months, his Workforce Consultant suggested that Bryan consider re-training as an EMT. Bryan agreed to consider it, but he reiterated his wish to get hired at Michelin Tire, so his Consultant suggested that Bryan try to become hired through an On the Job Training-approved position (OJT). With this as his goal, Bryan attended the February One-Stop Job Fair and made sure he visited the Michelin Tire vendor booth to start making contacts.

Outcomes & Benefits

Bryan’s determination, his WorkForce Consultant's guidance, and the OJT representative's persistence in making sure Bryan's application was considered by Michelin all paid off recently, when Bryan landed an OJT position at Michelin Tire. His start date is April 11, 2011. Congratulations, Bryan!

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