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Lexington OneStop Center

Meet Ms. White

Workforce Challenge

When Ms. White found herself out of work, she came to the Lexington OneStop Center to file for Unemployment benefits. Through her visits to the OneStop, she discovered the re-employment services available and sought assistance from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to get back into the labor market. Ms. White soon realized that in the current job market she would need to acquire new skills to gain self-sufficient employment.

Workforce Solution

Ms. White was enrolled into WIA in September 2010, and began meeting with a workforce consultant to develop her re-employment strategy. After evaluation of her interest and job availability, she requested assistance to receive training for a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). By the end of her CDL instruction, Ms. White had earned an academic excellence certificate and a grade point average of 96.8 percent.

Outcomes & Benefits

On November 18, 2010 Ms. White earned the CDL that she set out to achieve. Less than one month later, she was on the road driving full-time for a global transportation and shipping logistics firm. Ms. White has expressed her gratitude to the WIA program and her workforce consultant for the opportunity to train for a new career and attain her ultimate goal of gainful employment.

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