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Meet Lewis

Workforce Challenge

Lewis was laid off from his job of 2 years in July 2012. He was in the process of completing his A&P Mechanic Program at Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) when he came to the workforce center for training assistance.

Workforce Solution

Lewis completed the eligibility requirements to receive funds to help him finish his training. He was able to re-enter training in late fall 2012.

Outcomes & Benefits

Lewis successfully completed his training, earning both his Airframe and Power Plant certifications and later his industry licenses. While in training Lewis found employment as an aircraft assembler making $19 an hour. After working there a short time, he found another job as an Airframe and Power Mechanic, making a slightly higher wage. He is grateful for this new start on his career.

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