Ray is a veteran who worked for a local non-profit for 17 years after retiring from the military. When he was laid off from his non-profit job, Ray was a mature worker who was not sure how to conduct a job search in today's market. Other than the military and non-profit experience he lacked diverse work experience and did not have an updated resume.
Ray was enrolled in the Dislocated Worker program at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. He received assistance updating his resume and preparing for interviews. Ray says, "The class on resume and interviewing highlighted the importance of networking. Networking is what helped me achieve my employment." Ray was also enrolled in LEAN Six Sigma classes that the workforce center provides for veterans.
Outcomes & Benefits
Ray attended the LEAN Six Sigma program offered to veterans through the Workforce Investment Act program. This is a four-day, 32-hour class held at the Workforce Center. Shortly after attending the training, Ray accepted a job with a local warehouse. Ray says, "Connecting to the Workforce Center was very important to the start of my job search."