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Meet Brian

Workforce Challenge

Brian Amos is 31 years old and had previously worked in a factory. He decided that he needed to make a significant career change to ensure job stability for his future, and decided to pursue commercial driving.

Workforce Solution

The Mississippi Partnership Local Workforce Investment Area helped Brian apply for tuition assistance through WIA. Brian left his employment in November, 2010 to begin the Commercial Truck Driving Program at Itawamba Community College. With his tuition costs paid, he began training on November 22, 2010 and successfully completed the course on December 16, 2010, receiving his Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

Outcomes & Benefits

Brian secured employment with Werner Enterprises on December 20, 2010. He is glad he made the career change and is looking forward to a bright future in the trucking industry.

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