Matt Allen

Ralph Walker Graduate of the Year

Transportation. Background. Long-term unemployment. Matt Allen faced his share of barriers as he prepared to reenter the workforce after caring for his ailing father for several years. However, Matt saw an opportunity in Goodwill’s Advanced Manufacturing training program, and he embraced it. He earned his manufacturing certification and immediately went into CNC training to earn additional credentials, eventually securing a stable, well-paid position as an Assembler. Now, he’s even training other employees.