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Workforce Services Division of Will County

Meet Juan

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Workforce Challenge

Things were going well for Juan when he was hired as an IT Project Manager at a prominent software development company in March, 2008. However, the company was forced to downsize a year later, and he was laid off in April, 2009.

Workforce Solution

Colleagues encouraged Juan to explore the services offered by Workforce Services Division of Will County. Juan attended a two-week "Work Certified" class, which helped him prepare for interviewing and searching for a job. He also wanted to upgrade his skills, and decided to pursue IT Management training through an educational partner of the County: MicroTrain Technologies. Upon completion of his training at MicroTrain, Juan received certification in MCSE, Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL and Network+, which greatly increased his marketability.

Outcomes & Benefits

Juan was recently hired as a Project Manager for Classified Ventures, a company that runs two major websites: & He will manage IT projects for both websites.

While going through the interview process with his new company, Juan commented on the training he received through Will County Workforce Services and MicroTrain Technologies, and he believes this training was the major reason he was hired for his new position.

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