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Meet Chris

Workforce Challenge

Chris was unemployed for two years following a work-related injury, which he incurred in 2012. He had over a decade of prior experience in IT, but his skills were outdated. He wanted to get back into IT, but he knew that he needed additional training in order to be competitive in the industry.

Workforce Solution

Chris met with Jim, an employment counselor at Workforce Boulder County (WfBC). Jim helped Chris apply for education funding, which Chris received. As a result, Chris was able to attend LeaderQuest in Centennial, CO. The training he received at LeaderQuest helped Chris update his IT skills and become more competitive in the job market with younger IT job-seekers.

Outcomes & Benefits

Chris worked as a temp for a computer consulting firm in Littleton, and later landed full time employment with Pharmerica, a company located in his hometown. Chris credits WfBC with his professional success, remarking, "I am extremely grateful to those at Workforce Boulder County who believed in me, helped me, and pulled me up when I felt hopeless. These people were instrumental in getting me back on my feet as an IT professional."


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