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Wisconsin Workforce Development Association

Meet Ken

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Workforce Challenge

Ken was a young man who had little work experience and no idea what career to pursue. In addition, he was unsure about his educational options.

Workforce Solution

Ken entered the WIA Youth Program, where he was enrolled in the Work Experience Program.

"I did a work experience at Moraine Park Technical College as a maintenance assistant. This program provided me experience in general maintenance and many other things that helped me get a full time job for the school district. I was in the work experience program for about two months and it really paid off."

His case manager also counseled him on educational choices and helped him apply for admission to continue his education.

Outcomes & Benefits

"After the work experience program, I was able to qualify for a custodial position at Badger Middle School and it’s a breeze because many skills I learned through the work experience program I have used at work and my supervisors are very impressed. My case manager and Workforce Board helped me get into school and helped me construct a successful future for myself. My case manager helps me with everything for school and she is a life saver. She’s my hero..." Ken now feels positive about his future and is enjoying his new job.

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