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Burlington Workforce Center

Meet Thomas

Workforce Challenge

Prior to reaching out to the Burlington Workforce Center, Thomas experienced trouble finding a summer job. Being new to the small community and only 15 years old, Thomas lacked the competitive edge to secure un-subsidized employment.

Workforce Solution

Thomas participated in a week long youth work skills camp provided by the Burlington Workforce Center. He then earned the opportunity to build his work experience in a paid work experience where he learned to follow a schedule and to request time off properly. He also learned basic maintenance and customer service skills. He was able to use those newly developed skills to land a job at Arby's while working towards obtaining his high school diploma.

Outcomes & Benefits

Thomas was able to retain un-subsidized employment, earned his high school diploma, and is now able to find and retain employment. He has found the support of his career coach to be invaluable and will regularly seek out advice on next steps and how to proceed in making informed decisions related to training and employment. Congratulation Thomas!

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