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Mesa County Workforce Center

Meet Ted

Workforce Challenge

After serving 22 years in prison, Ted came to the career center needing assistance to re-enter the workforce. In particular, he needed the opportunity to gain skills on the job and prove his worth to an employer.

Workforce Solution

After meeting with Ted, center staff contacted a local oil field supply company who was willing to train Ted for an open position with their organization. With WIA On-the-Job-Training reimbursement funds, Ted began the position.

Outcomes & Benefits

Ted gained hands-on skills training and direction from his employer, allowing him to re-enter the workforce and stabilize his life. Ted has continued un-subsidized employment with this company.

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