NFJP Grantee, Black Hills Special Services Cooperative (BHSSC), provided career services and training to Lane, a farmworker from South Dakota. With the additional support that Lane received from BHSSC, Lane was able to realize his educational goal.
On May 4, 2018, Lane achieved his post-secondary education goal by earning his Associate of Applied Science degree in Animal Science. With his degree in hand, Lane began his job search with the guidance of CLCBH’s support team. By the following July, he was working part-time for a multiple employers, while still seeking permanent, full-time employment. He worked for a local livestock sale barn, earning $10.50 per hour, with no benefits. He also worked for a local rancher, as a hired ranch hand. It wasn’t long before that local rancher offered Lane a full time position, and he now earns approximately $3,000.00 per month, including room & board.