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Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Middlesex County Workforce Investment Board


Meet Carlos

Workforce Challenge

Carlos, who was raised without a father, was highly motivated to provide for his two young children. In the past, he had worked dead end jobs in order to make ends meet but felt he had little or no job security or clear career path. He was given a chance to choose a career path by the Middlesex County Department of Workforce Development where he was fortunate enough to be approved to attend Smith & Solomon and obtain his Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

Workforce Solution

Carlos went to the Middlesex County Department of Workforce Development where he was fortunate enough to be approved to attend Smith & Solomon to obtain his Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Carlos attended training every day despite only having one vehicle in the family. He took his children to school and wife to work each morning and still managed to arrive at school on time. He finished his training in 7 weeks, successfully completing his CDL A and B courses and passing both required road tests the first time.

Outcomes & Benefits

Carlos began working for NYCE, a trucking firm based out of South Plainfield. He started as a switcher and was gradually moved up to driving trucks and tractor trailers for the company. His license and skills provide him with more job security and greater job potential with his company. The company offers full health insurance for both him and his family, as well as 401K, and paid vacation. Carlos is overjoyed and now has a bright outlook on his future and the future of his children.


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