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Southeast Workforce Center La Junta

Meet Joshua

Workforce Challenge

Joshua*, a disabled veteran, visited the Trinidad Workforce Center seeking employment opportunities outside of the oil and gas field. He quickly decided that he wanted to attend the Lineman Program at TSJC.

Workforce Solution

Joshua received tuition assistance via the WIA program. Upon completion, he was told that he needed a CDL license to be competitive in finding employment as a Lineman. Staff evaluated his unemployment status and utilized the UI Pilot Project to fund his CDL training (under the Dislocated Worker Reemployment Project). Joshua was eligible for the UI Pilot Project and obtained his CDL driver’s license.

Outcomes & Benefits

With the training he received, Joshua applied for a position with the US Army Corp of Engineers as a Maintenance Person, and he was hired quickly. He was told by his employer that the training he received at TSJC and his CDL, along with his clean driving record, made him an ideal applicant.

*fictitious name

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