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Department of Workforce Services, Cedar City


Given a Chance

Workforce Challenge

"Kevin"* was a young man who came into Cedar City Workforce Services office to apply for WIA youth services. Kevin has been in foster care and in the custody of the Juvenile Justice System for most of his young adulthood. During the visit, he seemed motivated and ready to leave his past behind him and move forward.

Workforce Solution

Cedar City Workforce Services put Kevin on a paid internship at a local State park performing maintenance and repair work. He was conscientious, attended work regularly, and enjoyed the opportunity to prove to himself and others that he was ready to change.

Outcomes & Benefits

During his internship, Kevin received very positive performance reviews. After leaving the Summer Program, Kevin applied and was accepted to attend a local university.



*Fictitious name


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