For KRA Customer, Age No Barrier to Ambition

John, a Construction worker for 34 years, had always wanted to go to college.  So, after being laid off by his last employer, he figured there was no better time, enrolling at a Community College for an AA degree in Applied Science Computer Information Systems, and then matriculating at Rutgers University, graduating with a BS degree in Accounting.

Seven years later, at age 60—with two degrees to his credit, but still unemployed 3 months after graduation—John enrolled in the Job Skills Training Directly Related to Employment Program, operated by KRA Corporation for the Camden County Workforce Investment Board, to get help preparing himself for a new career.

Felicia Wessels, Program Manager, reported, “KRA/Camden provides pre-employment workplace-skills trainingthrough intensive Job-Readiness Workshops [JRW], as well as career-development training in Microsoft Digital Literacy and Hospitality Services Gold.  In addition to JRW, John successfully completed and obtained certification in both fields of study!

Considering all he had going for him, we encouraged John to enroll in the G-Jobs Program, operated by the Camden County Resource Center, which specializes in job-placement services for accomplished, mature Dislocated Workers.

G-Jobs was the best resource for John to receive intensive job-search and placement services to support him in finding employment.  KRA/Camden is, of course, pleased we were able to facilitate his transition to a pathway of career success.”