Dislocated worker finds new purpose in NRCC program

Whitney, NRCC photoBy AMANDA ALLEN

NRCC Public Relations


Forrest Whitney of Dublin is a man who doesn’t like idle hands. So, when he lost his job in the closure of Radford’s Grede Foundry, he was anxious to find a new opportunity.

That’s when he discovered that he was eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) funding that would help him become a student in New River Community College’s PluggedInVA industrial maintenance program.

TAA is a federal program that assists U.S. workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. It provides those workers with benefits and services to help them obtain skills to become reemployed.

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One Response to Dislocated worker finds new purpose in NRCC program

  1. sabrina whitney

    April 8, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    very proud of my dad and my fiancé for taking this great opportunity!!!!! this proves when one door closes another one opens so take a chance and don’t give up on what you want to do to better yourselves and others.

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