joined our program in August of 2018. He was working at a seasonal job, out of town, and was not earning enough to take care of his family. Allen decided to make a change. He wanted to earn a wage that didn’t require living from paycheck to paycheck. Allen contacted OhioMeansJobs Marion and spoke with Derek. They met soon afterward and developed both, an employment and training plan. Allen’s goal was to attend the Industrial Maintenance program offered at Tri-Rivers Career Center. He researched the program, found that it was an in-demand career and that gaining the skills from the training would provide many employment opportunities.
Allen completed the program and graduated at the top of his class with a 99% attendance rate. Shortly after graduation, he was able to gain employment. He is working fulltime, in a career he loves, while earning a wage that allows him to provide for his family.