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Meet Jeffrey

Workforce Challenge

Jeffrey came into our office requesting assistance with tuition for Software Development training.

Jeffrey had 20+ years of experience in the IT field, and he lost his last job of nine years due a lay off. He started his job hunt immediately after being laid off, but realized soon after that he was lacking some certifications in order to meet the market requirements for his field. He found a school that offered the training he needed, but unfortunately this school was not approved on the ETPL.

Workforce Solution

His case manager, along with MIS Coordinator, worked with Jeffrey and the school to guide the school through the eligibility application process. The school became approved and Jeffrey enrolled in WIOA and received tuition assistance for Software Development. He also received continuous support from his WIOA case manager.

Jeffrey successfully completed his training and started the job search journey, but despite many applications and interviews he kept getting “no” answers. His case manager kept working with Jeffrey by encouraging and guiding him.

Outcomes & Benefits

Soon after receiving guidance from his case manager about interviewing and the importance of being positive and focusing on what he had to offer, Jeffrey was offered a job. He is successfully employed and making substantially more than what his last job was paying.

Jeffrey’s case demonstrates the impact WIOA can have in helping dislocated workers to go back into the workforce and improve their wage potential.

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