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American Job Center, Jefferson County

Meet John

Workforce Challenge

John had been living in a shelter and was significantly under employed. The little income he earned was not enough to change his life situation. John enrolled in the WIA Adult training program through the Jefferson County center Shortly after, John was forced to move to a different shelter where only floor space was available. John knew he needed training and new skills to find proper employment and get back on his feet.

Workforce Solution

Seeing that John was dedicated to bettering his situation, the American Job Center staff enrolled John in SeedPaths' software development program. The AJC also provided numerous community resources to assist John during the move between shelters and while going without a bed. SeedPaths stepped up tremendously by also providing John with hotplates and a place to cook meals for himself. The collaborative effort between the AJC and SeedPaths supported John toward success.

Outcomes & Benefits

John secured a full time position before even completing his program. He earned a sustainable wage and there was opportunity for a promotion within three months. John's new set of skills opens the door to numerous employment opportunities in Colorado.

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