Despite having work experience, actively sending out applications, and reporting for various interviews, Daniel Romero was having difficulty finding work because of a felony on his record.

The Workforce Investment Board enrolled Daniel in a 3-day reentry workshop, specifically designed for individuals with prior convictions.  He received one-on-one counseling and learned appropriate interviewing skills and resume writing techniques.

Daniel has since applied the skills he learned to start a career in construction.  He initially found a job that paid $15 per hour as a carpenter with Gorman Roofing Services.  He then competed for a position at Casey Industrial as a construction carpenter and now makes $25 per hour.  He describes his experience with the Workforce Investment Board as essential to his current success, stating, “I don’t believe I would be where I am today had it not been for your help and the skills I’ve learned in your class.”