Find Workforce Success Stories

by State:

by Customer Type:

South dakota

Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Department of Labor

Given a Chance

Workforce Challenge

Ori is a junior in high school, and the Department of Labor staff got to know him in 2009 when his mom was on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Although he had participated in 2009's stimulus work experience program, he was not entirely successful. The DOL staff welcomed him back the next summer, however, and were determined to help him find a work placement where he could succeed.

Workforce Solution

Ori interviewed at McDonald's, a youth placement worksite, and although he did not have a strong interview, the McDonald’s manager agreed to have Ori participate in the program at his location. This manager had worked with other vocational rehabilitation clients and felt he could help Ori learn the tasks needed to function as an employee.

Outcomes & Benefits

The training outline at McDonald's is structured with specific ways to perform each task, which helped Ori learn to perform his job correctly and to be successful in his role there. The manager was extremely pleased and has agreed to hire him. One year can make a big difference with a youth's maturity level, and so can businesses who are willing to give youth with no work experience a chance to learn.

Want to share this story in another publication? View our Content Usage Policy.

« back

Designed by Full Capacity Marketing