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NCWWDB’s Training Programs are Life Changing

NCWWDB’s “Success Stories” are an amazing collection of testimony to the extraordinary value and positive impact WIA has made throughout our communities. The Board has helped shape the career paths of workers from all walks of life. Below are the stories of citizens who have used WDB resources to become exceptional employees and strong community leaders.

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Kristi’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on December 22, 2012

Kristi started her new job as a Respiratory Therapist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield in August. She works part-time (20 hours per week). In order to obtain full-time hours, Kristi also started working as a Respiratory Therapist at North Central Health Care – Marathon County in Wausau. This is also part-time (approximately 15 hours per week). Working these two positions, Kristi’s combined earnings are approximately 122% of her previous dislocation wage.

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Rick’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on August 22, 2012

Soon after his graduation, Rick was offered a job at the Harley Davidson Dealership in Northern Wisconsin. WIA provided him with mileage and other supportive services to assist him on his trip back to Wisconsin. He is now working full time and happy about reaching his dream goal of working on bikes.

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Kevin’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on July 22, 2012

One of the employers from the roundtable event had called and said they were interested in setting up an interview with me the following day, June 21st. When I got to the interview, I met with the plant manager. He took me straight to his office, sat down, pulled out a packet of information and proceeded to show me what my hourly wage would be and what benefits I would be receiving. All I could think was “am I dreaming and, is this really happening?” I was being offered a job and I hadn’t even finished my schooling yet. This opportunity was based on the new skills that I learned in the Machine Tooling program and the conversations that I had at the employer roundtable. Without either of those two things, I would not have had the opportunity to get this job.

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Kristina’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on May 22, 2012

I am currently employed with Forward Service Corporation, case managing the W2 Program at the Marathon County Job Center. For once in my life, I am able to give back and help others who are in the same situation I was once in. I can tell them there is hope and to remember to not look back, because they are no longer moving in that direction. Follow your dreams and dare to do the impossible! If I can do it, I know that anyone else can too!

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Jenifer’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on April 22, 2012

Jenifer is now in her last semester and has been actively looking for employment. She was recently contacted by two different employers and was asked to submit applications for Civil Engineering positions she was unaware they had available. She has already interviewed for several Civil Engineering positions throughout the state and has additional interviews lined up.

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Rhonda’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 22, 2011

With the helpful relationship of her case manager, Joan and WIA funding, Rhonda accomplished her goal. She completed the RN Program, passed her State Board Exam, and became gainfully employed as the Charge Nurse at a Care Facility in Rhinelander. Currently Rhonda has taken another step up the career ladder by doing contract work as a Ventilator Nurse and providing flu shots for a local pharmacy. Rhonda is earning over $36 per hour and providing a valuable service in her community.

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Reese’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on July 22, 2011

My plan was to retire in four years and then volunteer for hospice until I couldn’t work anymore. Now my plan is to take this education and work at a higher level in social work in whatever practice I am able to work. Right now I have four viable possibilities to explore further. Two are in medical practice, one is home-based and one is education based. I am “working” all four leads and just waiting to see which door opens first.

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Ken’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on June 22, 2011

Today, I am a successful truck driver for Mark’s Transportation. Not only do I like my job, but I am able to support my family financially.

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