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Adams County Workforce and Business Center

Meet Connor

Workforce Challenge

When Connor came to the WFC, he was working part time at Target as a cart attendant. He was living with his younger brother. The two were roommates and tried to help each other out. They were both receiving food assistance and were struggling to make ends meet. Connor worked with his brother-in-law over the summer as an apprentice for about a month and liked the work. He was told if he completed his training he could get on with his brother-in-law, but they had no financial way to pay for training.

Workforce Solution

Connor was approved for WIA training and was accepted into the HVAC program. There were struggles along the way as the school had to postpone his training for about three months. Connor kept working to survive and continued to strive in school once it continued. He received good grades and relied on the WFC support to keep him going. When things weren't working out at the school, the case manager stepped in to make sure all was being handled as promised. He finished his training successfully although it took three months longer than expected. He remained positive and did what he had to do to be successful.

Outcomes & Benefits

Connor is now working full time as a Maintenance Work Order Technician making 78% more per hour to start. He will be getting pay increases every six months and is very content with his new career. He can see himself there long term and is very excited to have been able to make his dream become a reality with hard work and dedication to his goals!

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