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Virtual Services for the Win

Kevin, a Lawrenceburg resident, came to the Seymour WorkOne through an NLJ-RR-WRG referral. Staff conducted outreach via phone for a brief assessment.  Although he resided 62 miles away from the office, he desired to continue receiving services at that location based on past positive experiences.  Virtual services were the answer, and by the end of October he became program enrolled.  Kevin expressed interest in staff guidance and counseling for possible training to gain employment.  A veteran of 7 years in the Army, he was dishonorably discharged due to being justice-involved.  He was homeless and staying with relatives until he could get back on his feet.  On the day of enrollment, staff discussed all options and his NLJ referral for training.  He decided CDL was what he wanted to pursue. In seeking financial support for CDL training, he and staff attempted to exhaust every available funding source they knew of and even spoke with the Veteran’s representative as well.  The Vet rep was able to provide some helpful information and shared Kevin did not qualify for any Veterans benefits.  Since April of 2023, he has been unemployed.  After further assessing and counseling, it was determined that he did qualify for the NLJ-RR-WRG grant.  Upon completion of all required enrollment and training steps, he was approved to start his CDL-Class A training in November and by December he had completed training and obtained a CDL license.  With the assistance from staff in getting job ready, he began job searching and successfully obtained employment with a trucking company in Lawrenceburg, in February 2024.  Kevin is now earning $600.00 per week and is very happy with where he is in life and extremely grateful for financial assistance and services received from the WRG grant and Seymour WorkOne staff.  

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