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Kansas Department of Commerce

Meet Stanley

Workforce Challenge

Stanley was a laid off aircraft worker who had taken several jobs earning minimum wage. Stanley was not making ends meet and had to sell his home and reside with his father. Stanley only had a high school diploma and was unable to obtain employment that offered a higher wage.

Workforce Solution

Stanley realized that without further education he would not qualify for a higher-paying job. Stanley met with a Trade Adjustment Assistance Case Manager and researched training options. Stanley decided to attend the Heavy Equipment level II/Crane/CDL class A program from the Oklahoma College of Construction.

Outcomes & Benefits

Stanley attended the Oklahoma College of Construction and they provided meals, transportation to and from the school and room and board. TAA assisted Stanley with subsistence reimbursement for travel and the meals that the school did not provide. Stanley will graduate in August 2014 with his certifications and will be ready for in-demand employment.

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