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Meet Ali

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Workforce Challenge

Ali was unemployed and came to the KansasWORKS for job search assistance and to request WIA assistance. He had a CDL license but lacked driving experience. Ali was facing cultural and language barriers that he had to overcome.

Workforce Solution

Through a referral from the Center's Wagner Peyser partner staff, Ali was enrolled as an Adult in the WIA Program. He participated in the CDL program offered at Hutchinson Community College and was referred to SWIFT trucking for employment.

Outcomes & Benefits

Ali obtained his CDL license and is employed as an OTR (Over the Road) truck driver for SWIFT. The income Ali is making is enough to provide a stable home for his wife and two small children.

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