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New Hampshire Office of Workforce Opportunity

Meet Jason

Workforce Challenge

Jason Roy is a 30 year old single parent with custody of his 11 year old son. He had been unemployed for over a year and was receiving Food Stamps. He was determined to end his reliance on public assistance and find a job. His prior employment had been mainly manual labor working with yard crews.

Workforce Solution

Jason had taken welding classes in high school, and he enjoyed the experience. Based upon assessments and his interests, Jason tested for the Welding Program at White Mountains Community College. This program had been set up by WIA, Trade Act, and significant partners to provide local employers with a trained work force to fill openings at various job sites, including the Federal Prison Project in Berlin, NH. Jason entered the welding program to receive a certification in pipe welding.

Outcomes & Benefits

Jason successfully completed his training and became a Certified Pipe Welder. He was hired by New England Tech. Air in Scarborough, Maine at $11.56 per hour for 40 hours per week to work at the prison construction site. He and his son are off the public assistance rolls and Jason is very proud of his accomplishments.

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