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Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board

Meet Kenneth

Workforce Challenge

Kenneth was employed at a large document management company for 3 ½ years and truly loved his job. He was a Division Manager and hoped to retire from this company. He felt fortunate to have found a job where he felt confident in what he did and worked really well with the people around him. Then, in 2009 the company closed its operations and Kenneth lost his job.

Workforce Solution

Kenneth was unprepared and, in fact, devastated by this. He worked with center staff through the Workforce Investment Act/ Trade Adjustment Act process and discovered that he was interested in Aircraft Maintenance. He enrolled in a program at Metro Tech. Kenneth described himself as a hard worker who didn’t mind working through a problem until he got it right. He partnered with Workforce Oklahoma to receive training. He studied and worked very hard and center staff arranged to provide the financial support and career guidance to help him meet his goal.

Outcomes & Benefits

Kenneth graduated September 20, 2010 in the top 5% of his class. He completed his Powerplant Certification testing on September 20, 2010 and is now employed at Tinker Air Force Base as an A & P Mechanic full time. Throughout the course of his training, he has meet several personal challenges but he held steadfast to accomplishing his goal and did so.

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