HEART OF GEORGIA ALTAMAHA
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA
Michael Boyd, OJT/COVID Work Experience Program
Michael Boyd moved back to his hometown in Evans County after being laid off due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Michael, at 59 years old, was searching for help to get back on his feet. He reached out to Job Training Unlimited for assistance and was a perfect fit for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act COVID DW Work Experience Program. Michael was placed in employment training as a Sanitation Worker/Street Laborer at the City of Claxton in March 2021 and completed training in June 2021. Because of his hard work and determination, Michael became employed with the City of Claxton shortly after his Work Experience Training ended in June 2021. Michael has been an absolute joy to work with during his time with us. We are so proud of his accomplishments and excited to see what the future holds for him.
Michael shares his story: “For someone who has no degree, this program has been very good to me. I love the people that I work with, and everyone has been very supportive in every way. I want to thank everyone who helped me get started with the City of Claxton. I moved back home after being away for approximately 10 years. I needed a job, and Ms. Claire helped me in so many ways. I will always be appreciative of her, Job Training Unlimited, and Harold Rogers at the City of Claxton for giving me a chance and helping me put my life together after coming home. I have been home for 7 months, with Job Training Unlimited for 4 months, and 3 months with the City of Claxton. I have been moved to a full-time position, earned uniforms, given a company telephone, and became part of an incredible team. I am so thankful for this job because I did not have to settle for a job that I didn’t like. It means so much to come to a job every day that I enjoy. I will always be grateful for everyone’s support and kindness here at the City of Claxton. I want to thank everyone. I hope to be with you all for a very long time.”