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Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center

Meet Daniel

Workforce Challenge

Daniel Crossley was working with Get A Grip, Inc. in Scott, Louisiana, as a Resurfacing Helper. He liked the work, but the wages paid for this job were low, at $7.00 per hour, and he was having a difficult time being self sufficient. Daniel wanted to obtain necessary training to move up the job ladder at work and increase his income.

Workforce Solution

Daniel's employer recognized his eagerness to learn and his strong work ethic, and wanted to train him to become a Resurfacing Technician at a much higher wage. Through the Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center, Get A Grip, Inc. qualified for ARRA On the Job Training funding, which subsidizes a worker's pay during the training period.

Outcomes & Benefits

Daniel entered the OJT program 07/16/2009 and began to training to upgrade his skills. He successfully completed training on 12/09/2009 and is currently employed with Get A Grip, Inc. as a Resurfacing Technician. Due to the increase in wages he is now earning a living wage and is self sufficient.

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