Latino Academy of Workforce Development
Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Innovative Program of the Year, has an internship program in partnership with the Dane County Highway Department. The internship prepares adults for their class A Commercial Driver's License, allowing them to operate big rig trucks and other commercial vehicles. Jobs in this field often start at about $20 an hour, a wage that makes all the difference for learners like Andres Velazco. Before participating in this internship, Andres, a father of 5, struggled to make ends meet even though he worked multiple jobs.