Roy Stanley, like many others, received his layoff notice from Clarcor/Parker Hannifin. Roy applied for a job with PAS USA and found that he lacked the skills he needed for the job. Fortunately for Roy, PAS USA utilizes the On-the-Job (OJT) Training Program. The OJT Program is able to help subsidize the hourly wages of employees who have a foundation skill set but lack the necessary skills for the job for their new job. Roy is pictured with four other co-workers, all of which were hired under OJT contracts. Cody and Jasnika’s contracts have been completed and we are happy to report, both are still working – fully trained! Jacob is a participant in our NextGen Youth Program and is working on second shift and doing well.
Geneva Daniels and Kelvin Davender both live in Beaufort County. Both were seeking new careers and needed assistance overcoming a barrier to employment. After working through some career exploration activities, they decided to try for their CDLs. We are excited to say that both completed the training class and earned their Class A CDLs. Geneva is now employed by Celadon Trucking and is already training other drivers within the company! Kelvin is now working for Carolina Cargo. Both are “on the road again” and doing great! We wish them much success in their new careers!
In Hertford County – Darrellynn Luchion has now completed and earned his Class A CDL and is employed by Western Express; De’Pre Peebles also earned a Class A CDL and is employed by Grime Time Hauling; Leslie Ferguson completed Nursing School and is now working with Rich Square Health Care Center as a Registered Nurse; Deidra Green is employed by Gates House as a Nurse Aide and when not working at Gates House, she is working at Vidant-Roanoke as a Nurse Aide II in the Surgical Unit; and lastly, Wanda Lee was recently hired by Vidant-Roanoke as a Nurse Aide II.
In Martin County – Camilla Hudgins graduated with her Associates in Applied Science/Medical Assisting Degree and has been hired full-time with Greenville OB/GYN; Talonda Williams, Marcus Hyman, Shalonda Bennett and Cleveland Ballard are all recent graduates of the SAGE Truck Driving School at Nash Community College. They have all successfully earned their Class A CDL and are in the interview process with several companies;
Talonda was so excited to receive her certificate – she stopped by the Martin County Career Center to show her Career Advisor, Lillian Reaves
Nathan Wagner is on his final weeks of an OJT training with Fire Fighters Products. When he came to the Martin County NCWorks office he was long-term unemployed and seeking a job. His job history reflected entry-level and temporary employment and he lacked the training he needed to enter into the workforce. During his career exploration activities, Nathan indicated he was interested in working with his hands and learning more about small engines. We were able to match Nathan with a career at Fire Fighter Products, doing just that!
April Larkin came into the Martin County NCWorks Career Center as a single parent who struggled to attend school and work part-time. April’s goal was to become an EMT so she could provide a better life for her family. She enrolled in the EMT-Basic class at Martin Community College. Upon completion, she is now employed full-time with Inner Banks Transportation as a Medical Transport Driver.
In Pitt County – several of the NextGen Youth participants completed a summer work experience program with the City of Greenville. The NextGen Youth participants were placed in various divisions across the City. The participants gained valuable work readiness skills that will assist them in completing their training goals and finding a career in their chosen field;
Essence Clark completed a Work Experience with Sidney Locks, a local DMV Contractor. At the completion of her Work Experience, she was offered a full-time job that we were able to help subsidize through our OJT Training Program. We are happy to report that Essence completed her OJT Training and remains employed full-time as a Customer Service Clerk.