New York City Training Guide
Job Training Leads to New Job and a Big Raise
Paul Monasterio worked as an Oil Tank Driver at Mystic Tank Lines until he became unemployed in May 2007. After several months of searching for a job, he still had not found suitable employment.

Looking to get back to work, Mr. Monasterio learned about the Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center. At the WF1CC, he met with staff and discussed his career goals and service strategies. They determined he needed to obtain a CDL Class A license in order to become a professional commercial driver. Obtaining this license would automatically increase his marketability and put him in position to pursue a higher paying job.
He attended a resume workshop and job club sessions at the WF1CC to improve his soft skills. WF1CC staff assisted Mr. Monasterio in obtaining an Individual Training Grant voucher to cover the cost of the Class A Tractor-Trailer Operator training at Great American Driving Club. Mr. Monasterio completed the course, received his Class A license and was subsequently hired as a commercial truck driver at TEC-CRETE Transit Mix Corp. His new salary of $33 per hour represents a $12 per hour increase over his last job.

Mr. Monasterio started his great new job in early October 2007. He is pleased with the new job and is very happy with the service he received through the Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center saying, "the WF1CC staff were great and stayed with me every step of the way."