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Kansas Department of Commerce

Meet Kent

Workforce Challenge

Kent was laid off from his job as an aviation worker. He had an Associate of Applied Science degree in cabinet building but was unable to find any work in that field or in aviation. He was on the final weeks of his unemployment benefits when he learned about Trade Adjustment Assistance funding that would help him get training for a job in a different industry.

Workforce Solution

Kent came into the Workforce Center for assistance. He requested training funds to attend truck driving school to obtain his commercial drivers license (CDL). The workforce center provided funding for training so Kent could learn to drive a heavy tractor-trailer truck.

Outcomes & Benefits

After Kent received his CDL license he found employment as a truck driver. Kent really loves the work he is doing. He not only loves the driving; he feels the company he went to work for makes a big difference in peoples' lives everyday. It has been a very rewarding job for Kent.

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