WMC Success Story – Devon King
Devon King came to Western Maryland Consortium with a dream. He wanted to drive the big rigs and honk his horn at all the little kids making the arm gesture. Devon came to WMC as a 21-year-old out of school youth. He knew that college wasn’t right for him and wasn’t sure how to begin his journey towards finding the perfect career for him as a CDL driver. He began searching online for CDL training when he located the Western Maryland Consortium website. After working with a career counselor, he had a path mapped out to begin his journey. Devon enrolled in the CDL program at HCC. He was able to take classes on the weekends while working during the week. Devon was awarded the GEERS grant to pay for his tuition. He utilized WMC for supportive services including fingerprinting fees and driving records. He is already receiving job offers! Devon had this to say about his experience with WMC “Last year I was at a very low point in my life. I felt helpless, lost, and confused. I had no aspirations or goals, in the few months I’ve been enrolled with WMC I achieved my dream since a child, getting my CDL class A. I have a world of opportunity now and compared to a year ago where I was struggling to even find my next meal and was about to be homeless, now I have a real chance to go as far as I want in life”. We wish Devon all the best in his new career!