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Meet Aleksander

Workforce Challenge

Aleksander came into Arapahoe/Douglas Works! as an 18-year-old high school drop out with documented disabilities, legal trouble and a sporadic work history. He needed assistance getting his GED and gaining the skills needed to obtain employment.

Workforce Solution

Aleksander was enrolled into the Workforce Investment Act Youth Program and received GED tutoring and pre-testing assistance from the onsite tutor at Arapahoe/Douglas Works!. He also received job search assistance and soft skills development from his workforce specialist.

Outcomes & Benefits

After completing his tutoring sessions and working on his soft skills development, Aleksander earned his GED and became employed as a line cook making $9.50/hour.


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