Ethan, a recent high school graduate, connected with the VDOL to support his long-term career goals. A WIOA Case Manager connected with Ethan to provide job search assistance and labor market information. Ethan landed a summer job at a local food processing plant. This job allowed him to save $3,000.

In the fall of 2020, Ethan enrolled in a six-month Structural and Pipe Welding Program through AWI. WIOA helped Ethan to secure funds for his tuition and materials. In March of 2021, Ethan successfully earned his certificate from AWI. After completing the program, he reconnected with VDOL for résumé and job-search support. Because of his training program, Ethan was able to secure full-time employment as a Welder. He now works for a local manufacturing company.

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