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Meet Sean

Workforce Challenge

Sean is an out-of-school youth who dropped out of public school in the second grade. Sean's mother did her best to home school Sean. Sean stated that when he was aboat ut the freshman level, the desire to complete schooling was not important. Sean soon discovered without a high school diploma or GED certificate, his employment future would be bleak. In January of 2016, Sean made the decision that he needed his GED plus other higher education in order to gain the employment he desired.

Workforce Solution

Sean was enrolled in WIOA out of School program. He received monetary incentives to complete his GED. Sean was also put into a work experience program through YT WIOA. Sean completed his GED in May of 2016, graduating with honors. He completed his work experience in June of 2016, and he was hired by the employer.

Outcomes & Benefits

Sean has received his GED certificate and completed a WIAO work experience with the successful outcome of employment. He is currently working part-time with the employer and is enrolled full time in the local college in the criminal justice program. Sean continues to receive WIOA YT training dollars to assist with his tuition. He is a young man that has been very dedicated to his success and always has a huge and proud smile each time he comes into the Workforce Center.


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