“If you really want to do something, try hard and go for it." - Dalton

Dalton Goodwill Success Story

“If you really want to do something, try hard and go for it. It is definitely worth it in the end!” said Dalton.

Dalton was working at Goodwill but had a dream to become a truck driver like his grandfather. He said, “I always wanted to get my CDL A but never had the money or opportunity.”

Dalton applied to Good Careers Start Here, a program that helps participants get a certification in a high demand career. He received word that he had been accepted. “The first person I called was my grandfather,” he said with a grin.

Dalton continued to work full-time for Goodwill while attending classes five nights a week. There were a few times when he felt like quitting. “I just kept thinking I got this far, I can’t give up.”

And he didn’t give up. Dalton passed both the written and driving test and obtained his CDL A.

Soon after graduating, he got a job driving truck for a local lumber company. He is working toward saving up to buy his own place with a backyard for his dog.

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