Eric Juliano is a conscientious young man with a wife, 4-month-old baby, and now thanks to the KRA/ Resource Workforce Center, a much brighter future for him and his family. Realizing that vocational training can be a valuable key for opening the doors of employment opportunities, he enrolled in Job Corps and graduated as an electrician pre-apprentice. However, after several months of unsuccessful job searching, Mr. Juliano turned to KRA/Resource for intensive, targeted job placement assistance. At the time of his enrollment, he learned from KRA Business Services Representative, Sara Sullivan, that KRA/Resource had partnered with Richmond’s Job Creation Pipeline Project. In conjunction with the WIA Adult and Dislocated Workers program, the Pipeline Project prepares clients for jobs in which an OSHA certification would add great value to their technical training. Ms. Sullivan enrolled him in the program, and ensured that he received funds to cover the cost of an OSHA 30* course conducted at the Richmond Technical Center. Mr. Juliano completed the course, received his OSHA 30 card, and then attended a City of Richmond Job Fair held exclusively for OSHA course participants. As a result, he received a job offer through the Richmond Electrical Apprenticeship Program from the local operation of one of the country’s largest electrical and electronic systems construction companies. Mr. Juliano’s determination to improve his circumstances for himself and his family led him to KRA/Resource. And, with their assistance, and that of a powerful partnership and networking system, he was given the opportunity to better his life through education and a new career.
*The Occupational Safety and Health Administration created the OSHA Outreach Training Program for the purpose of expanding the knowledge base of employers and employees across the country relative to their standards and guidelines, thereby enhancing safety and health in the American workplace. OSHA offers 10- and 30-hour courses of study.