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American Job Center, Jefferson County

Meet Patrick

Workforce Challenge

Patrick was a self-referred high school dropout who needed assistance obtaining and paying for a GED. He was stuck in dead-end jobs due to not having his GED. He needed support and mentoring to help him reach this goal.

Workforce Solution

Patrick applied to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and American Job Center (AJC) staff supported him by providing onsite tutoring, purchasing the GED tests, and job search assistance. AJC staff also provided support and encouragement to help him with his short-term and long-term goals. He also received moral support from other youth participants.

Outcomes & Benefits

Patrick quickly obtained his GED and even passed two tests with honors. He is now on a sustainable career pathway and is in the process of furthering his education with post secondary training at Red Rocks Community College. He has also obtained a job at Terumo BCT as an assembler.

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