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Workforce Services Division of Will County

Meet Andrew

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Workforce Challenge

Andrew found himself laid-off after three years of employment as a Support Analyst with auto auction company. Though it was a great company to work for and Andrew had already survived a few rounds of lay-offs, in June, 2009, it was the end of the road, and Andrew knew he needed assistance in finding his next job.

Workforce Solution

Staff at the unemployment office suggested Andrew look into the possibility of obtaining a career scholarship from the Workforce Services Division of Will County (WSD) to go back to school. He was excited to find that he did qualify for a scholarship and enrolled in training at MicroTrain Technologies, where he completed training in Microsoft SQL Server Implementation and Design, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering, and Windows Sharepoint Services.

Outcomes & Benefits

Andrew recently started his new job as a Technical Specialist for CareVoyant, a company that provides software technology solutions for the healthcare industry. He is earning a higher salary now than when he was laid-off. Andrew says "I could not have hoped for a better career; it was all made possible by WSD and the helpful services they provide to unemployed people in Will County.”

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