Rufus Henson was unemployed at the end of the 2005 summer season. He was seasonally working for the City of Rawlins as a laborer after a down turn in the Alaskan fishing industry where he worked as a deck boss and a skipper from 1991 to 2005. After he lost his position in the fishing industry, he became interested in obtaining a CDL-A and finding local, long term work with benefits.
He successfully completed the training and received two raises from his employer.The Rawlins Workforce Center had written truck driver job orders for J.H. Kaspar Oil, Inc., a local fuel provider company, and had talked with the company about the services provided by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. The Rawlins Workforce Center guided Henson to apply at J.H. Kaspar Oil, Inc. and to obtain pre-approval status for employment after he attended Sage Technical Services. He did apply, interview and receive the pre-approval status from J.H. Kaspar Oil, Inc. Henson was then accepted at Sage Technical Services for the CDL-A training where he successfully complete the training.
Henson started his extended truck driver training with J.H. Kaspar Oil, Inc. through an on-the-job training agreement in March 2006. He successfully completed the training and received two raises from his employer. J.H. Kaspar Oil, Inc. appreciates Henson's work and his success with the customers.