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Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)

Meet Alan

Workforce Challenge

In March 2009, Alan lost his management position at the company where he'd worked for more than eight years. Alan found a position with a local retail company working graveyard shift, stocking shelves to make ends meet. After only a few months, this job also came to an end. Alan wanted a career that offers stability and living wages in a growing industry to support his family.

Workforce Solution

The OWA/Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) supported Alan with Regional Economic Impact Grant Funds to complete training as a Wind Turbine Technician. Alan is now receiving job search assistance and employment counseling.

Outcomes & Benefits

Alan has completed his Wind Turbine Technician Safety & Technical Certificate and is networking with Wind Energy companies. He is confident that he will land a job in this career field with these new credentials under his belt.

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