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Eastern Washington Partnership

Meet Greg

Workforce Challenge

Greg Matlock was laid off from his job of eight years as a production supervisor at a local manufacturing plant. He thought he would have more opportunities to find work locally if he were trained in a "green" occupation, and that this would provide a wider opportunity for him to earn a good living for him and his family

Workforce Solution

Greg turned to the Colville WorkSource and was enrolled in the Dislocated Worker program. He enrolled in a private training school, where he studied electrical, mechanical and hydraulic concepts with an eye toward a career in renewable energy. He graduated with a wind turbine technician certificate and took a job in the recycling industry.

Outcomes & Benefits

His new company “appreciated the fact that I decided to go back to school to better myself” even though he already had a strong background in production, Greg shared. The training “gave me an education in an in-demand job with future career growth,” he added. Congratulations, Greg!

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