Mt. Rogers Adult Education Program

Arielle W. completed her GED with the Mt. Rogers Adult Education Program provided at the Wytheville Onestop Campus. She had been homeschooled by her mom and decided last spring she wanted to go ahead and get her GED under her belt so she could go to college. Her mom researched through the internet and found… Read more »

Chris, Construction Inspector

Chris was let go from his position with Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) where he worked as an Environmental Scientist II for two years. Prior to that he had worked for Waste Management as a Project Manager in Hazardous Solid Waste. People Inc. Dislocated Worker (DW) program staff assisted Chris in looking for employment… Read more »

Jesse, Commercial Driver

Jesse entered the WIOA Youth program on April 11, 2016 as an Out of School Youth. Jesse was 19 years old, his father had just passed away and he had lost his mother before that. Jesse is now responsible for taking care of his sister, did not have a job, and no training. Jesse qualified… Read more »

Pathways to the American Dream

In 2017, the Radford Fire Department established a goal of transitioning to Radford Fire and Rescue Department, which meant that six of their Fire Fighters needed to obtain their Emergency Medical Technician certification. Fire Chief, Rodney Haywood, contacted the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board inquiring about the Pathways to the American Dream project to… Read more »

Geneva G., Accounting/Payroll Clerk

College was something Geneva G. dreamt about but for one reason or another always felt out of reach. When the doors to the company where she spent a 30 year career closed in 2011, Geneva had no luck finding employment in her hometown of Bristol Virginia. Searching for help, Geneva reached out to the Virginia… Read more »

Robin J. K., Registered Nurse

With no prior work history, Robin K. struggled to enter employment. She applied for the WIA Adult program on June 21, 2012 and was enrolled immediately July 10, 2012. With no work history or no formal training, it was recommended that Robin enter occupational skills training in order to enhance her employability. Robin’s assessments indicated… Read more »

Sabrina, Certified Nursing Assistant

Adult Program – People, Inc. Sabrina was a 22 year-old single mother receiving food stamps when she enrolled in our program in 2009. She had no marketable skills and had been unemployed for 20 of the previous 26 weeks and was only working three or four hours per week for a cleaning service. Sabrina demonstrated… Read more »

Thomas W., Commercial Driver

Years of farming experience would provide anyone with workplace skills that would qualify them for many occupations. However, in a credential driven workforce, a lack of certifications including a high school diploma or GED, make it virtually impossible for anyone to find employment. This was true for Thomas “Walt” W. who had spent the past… Read more »

Travis R., Registered Nurse

Career Change Success Every day is busy in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Bristol Regional Medical Center (Wellmont Health Systems). However, no day is too busy for People Incorporated dislocated worker client Travis R., who is thankful for a work schedule as busy as his. “I am very blessed with the help I have received… Read more »

Tyler B., Police Officer

For WIA participant Tyler B., law enforcement is not just a job, it’s a calling; a call to public service and to protect public safety. This calling was evident to WIA staff when Tyler visited the Galax workforce office seeking assistance to move him away from public assistance and into self-sufficiency. Although Tyler possessed experience… Read more »