Austin Daigle is the perfect example of why we enjoy the work that we do. He's taken advantage of the one-stop career center and all the resources we offer to young adults such as himself. Austin attended a WIOA Training Orientation at our Geaux Jobs of West Baton Rouge / Iberville Parish office to learn about the services we offer. He then applied for the program to receive financial assistance for school.
Austin utilized the WIOA Title 1 funds to earn the proper training at AAA Crane & Rigging in Addis, La. While attending, Austin earned certifications for: Signalperson, Crane Operating, and, Rigger Signalperson. He completed 240 hours of training to earn professional licenses. Austin went from making a low hourly wage and working a few hours, to making $22/hour and working a guaranteed 40 hours a week.
Austin says that he never would have made it this far without Geaux Jobs. He said, "The WIOA Counselors, along with the funding for the classes and the incentives were a tremendous help for me." Austin says that if he had to, he would do it all over again and would highly recommend it to anyone else looking to jumpstart their careers.