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Meet Robert

Workforce Challenge

Robert faced the difficult task of finding employment after being out of work for two years for medical reasons. He had previously worked in the financial services industry but learned quickly that employers looking to hire in that industry were looking for Six Sigma training. Robert needed to obtain this certification and upgrade his skills in order to be considered for hire.

Workforce Solution

Robert sought the assistance of Workforce Alliance, the workforce development organization for Palm Beach County, FL, and learned that he qualified for funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to attend Six Sigma Black Belt Training at Florida Atlantic University. He completed training and received his Black Belt certification in January 2011.

Outcomes & Benefits

After he completed the training, Robert applied for a position as an Underwriter for Bayview Financial, Pompano Beach, FL and was offered a full-time position with an excellent salary. Robert agrees that he would still be out of work if it had not been for the training made possible by the Workforce Alliance funding.

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