INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2017) – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and its WorkOne Career Centers hosted their biennial WorkOne Achievement Awards on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Statehouse. The ceremony recognized the success of Hoosier employees and employers who have received services through WorkOne. PPG Industrial Coatings and Natasha Trinkle of Terre Haute, Ind., were two of 22 recipients who received an employer award and an individual award, respectively. Both recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.
PPG Industrial Coatings received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers.
PPG Industrial Coatings manufactures environmentally responsible products that use less energy and utilize better application processes. PPG offers industrial coatings that allow customers to reduce their hazardous air pollutants emissions. The company’s two facilities in Brazil, Ind., manufacture both powder and liquid coatings which are shipped all over the world. PPG uses WorkOne services to advertise job openings and to test candidates. The company has filled numerous positions throughout the last six years with the assistance of WorkOne employer services.
Pictured left is WorkOne Business Consultant Brad Trusler, PPG HR Director Jim Holtel, PPG HR Generalist Kelly Shillings and DWD Commissioner Steve Braun.
Natasha Trinkle received a WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and personal challenges, and for pursuing a better life for herself.
Accompanied by WorkOne Career Advisor Tina Kent, Trinkle is pictured with Commissioner Steve Braun.
Trinkle enrolled in WorkOne services in November of 2014 as an in-school youth. At the time, she was 21 years old, in her first semester of a Registered Nurse (RN) program and was homeless. Throughout her schooling, WorkOne helped Trinkle with tuition, books, uniforms, NCLEX testing and frequent mentoring and counseling. Trinkle graduated from the program, passed her NCLEX and saved enough money to put a deposit on an apartment. With a place to call home and working as an RN, Natasha is now on a path to a better life.