Josh Bettcher had been gainfully employed with Admiral Beverages but after injuring his back he was no longer able to do the physical labor work required of the job. Josh quickly recognized that he would need to find employment in a less physically demanding field.
He came to DVR seeking assistance to be trained to work as a computer repairman. Josh and his DVR counselor were able to make arrangements for him to complete an on-the-job training with a local computer repair business to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills necessary to work in this capacity. The training took several months and after he finished it, Josh decided to venture out on his own.With DVR's assistance, Josh was able to obtain employment in a less physically demanding field doing something that he is skillful at and enjoys.
He learned many valuable skills during his training but he also grew frustrated with the business practices of the local repair companies as he did not feel that the service fees were fair and honest. Josh expressed a desire to establish his own computer repair business targeted towards middle class and low income families who needed basic computer repair and maintenance to keep their computers up and running. He was referred to the Business Enterprise Program and with the help from Inge Huband, he was able to complete an approved business plan. Through this business plan Josh was able to obtain funding for the supplies, equipment, and advertising needed to get his business up and running.
In January of 2015, Josh's business, Integrity Computer Services, began offering services to the Worland community. Since that time Josh has been working on building up his clientele and is slowly growing his business. With DVR's assistance, Josh was able to obtain employment in a less physically demanding field doing something that he is skillful at and enjoys.