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Meet Teri

Workforce Challenge

Teri was laid off from her job as a shipping clerk at an aviation company. She was concerned about her prospects for finding gainful employment since her technical skills were limited.She was able to find an unskilled part time position to assist her while seeking better opportunities.

Workforce Solution

Teri was provided training through the PACES program for CNC (Computer Numerical Control)Milling certification. She also received transportation assistance. Once training was complete Teri received customized resume assistance and received job referrals. Teri continued to job search for nearly a year without success. Then she discovered that TECT Aerospace was looking to fill a CNC machinist position. TECT Aerospace interviewed several potential candidates, but Teri was the person who stood out.

Outcomes & Benefits

Teri started as a permanent employee with TECT Aerospace with assistance from the OJT grant. She continues through the 12 week training at this time making $12.50 hr (compared to her PT job as a cashier making $7.25 hr). After her OJT is completed, she is she will continue her employment with TECT Aerospace as a CNC Machinist.

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