Finishing Strong

One thing was certain: if James was going to travel down the road to success, he wanted to do so driving a semi. He had everything he needed to get started, but he found himself running out of some essential resources before he could finish the first leg of his journey. That’s when he heard that WIOA could give him exactly what he needed to get his career back in gear.

James had just earned a 3.6 GPA from Sabertooth Truck Driving School, but he still needed to earn his CDL and find a job. He spoke with Kaitlin, his Career Services Specialist, about exactly what kind of job he was looking for and how he could get there. WIOA gave James the resources to pass his exam and pay for the license. Then they got to work crafting the perfect cover letter and resume to help his skills shine. Diligent and eager to learn, James attended Job Clubs and appointments with Kaitlin every week, ready with new questions at every turn.

Suddenly, James’ life started accelerating. After several interviews and job offers, he found the perfect fit with Roadready Transfer Services. James is now working full-time and receiving benefits for the first time in over a decade. He still thanks Kaitlin every time he leaves the office. He says that finding the perfect fit with her ensured that he can spend more time with his dad, just diagnosed with late-stage cancer, while the skills and knowledge he learned gave him a newfound confidence.

We could not be more happy to be part of your journey. Congratulations, James!