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Meet Benjamin (BJ)

Workforce Challenge

Benjamin (BJ) was unemployed for 27 weeks before seeking job search and training assistance from A/D Works. As a veteran of the United States Air Force, his previous experience was in Aircraft Communication and Navigation Systems. Since leaving the military in 2005, he has worked several contract positions for the Department of Defense. BJ struggled to find full-time, sustainable work without updated global and industry-recognized certifications.

Workforce Solution

BJ began working with a Workforce Specialist and Veteran Employment Specialist with the goal of obtaining his Electronic Assembly Certification, which included three industry-recognized IPC Certificates and nine Blackfox skill-based certificates. BJ also updated his resume to target the positions he would be interested in obtaining in aerospace avionics following training.

Outcomes & Benefits

BJ was accepting into training and graduated top of his class. He then interviewed with two leading aerospace companies. BJ accepted a Tech 9 position. BJ credits his success to the advice, direction and counseling his Workforce Specialist and Veteran Employment Specialist provided him with achieving his goals of obtaining industry recognized certification and full-time, sustainable employment.


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