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Adams County Workforce & Business Center

Meet Thomas

Workforce Challenge

Thomas came into the Adams County Workforce & Business Center in June 2013. He was previously a Vice President of a company making a six figure income prior to being laid off. He had been unemployed for almost a year and was having a hard time securing new employment. Thomas's household income at time of enrollment consisted solely of his unemployment benefits which was putting a strain on his family.

Workforce Solution

Thomas received a Workforce Investment Act scholarship to complete training for a Supply Chain Management certification, and he completed his training in August, 2013.

Outcomes & Benefits

Adding the Supply Chain Management certification to his resume enabled Thomas to finally get a few quality interviews. In October 2013, Thomas was hired as President of a manufacturing company making 15% more than in his previous role.

"While I had considerable prior experience in supply chain management, getting a widely recognized professional certification through the Adams County Workforce Center gave me an important edge," said Thomas. "Not only was this certification helpful in securing my current job, but the skills and knowledge are allowing me to be more effective in my role."

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