A local Veteran attended a hiring event with MSS Solutions in search of new employment. Through a new relationship with the employer, an OJT opportunity was offered to this candidate. In addition to being unemployed Joshua was facing other barriers to obtaining full time sustainable wage employment.

Joshua was enrolled in the Spring of 2023 and began working at MSS Solutions as a Security and Fire Alarm System Installer. The WIOA program was able to assist him with the removal of roadblocks prior to the start of his On the Job Training.

Joshua successfully completed the OJT in May of 2023 and has maintained employment and is thriving in this environment. The WIOA Program reimbursed the employer for wages worked during the training period making this a win/win situation. When organizations work together to remove barriers for jobseekers it produces outcomes that benefit both the employer and the jobseeker.