News - - Don Gross, Blackhawk Technical College

Just two years ago, U.S. Navy veteran Don Gross had hit a very low point in his life through the loss of his job, home, car and marriage. Now, thanks to help from Blackhawk Technical College and the Rock Valley Community Programs, he is turning his life around.hat led Don to a 20 year career in industrial maintenance, working for various companies, including a steel foundry and a hospital.

His career was going well for him until his 2006 lay off from a printing company that was going bankrupt. After that, he did a short stint at a dairy equipment manufacturer until a 2007 layoff, and then was unable to find full-time employment.....

Don worked at several part-time jobs, but they could not sustain him. That’s when substance abuse became a problem, and he found himself homeless.....

Ken Notes: Great read and thanks to Blackhawk for a great program! Send us your success stories and we will share...

Read More At: http://advancewisconsin.org/2014/07/10/life_turned_around/



- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 29 Date: 7/15/2014 7:09:50 AM -