James Adams

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Training and a new credential helped James Adams build a new, successful career with TRW Automotive.

James Adams came to the Southgate Michigan Works Center after being laid off in December 2008 from Eaton Corporation. He wanted to pursue additional training and certifications.

James said, “Interviewers were looking for candidates that had credentials or were pursuing training during a very tough job market.”

He recognized that he needed a credential to compete in today’s job market.

James started at TRW Automotive on April 20, 2011 as a Prototype Technician through a contract employer. This gave him an opportunity to pursue a career in the growing field of alternative energy. So, while working full time, James continued to attend Henry Ford Community College, completing his training in Alternative Energy. He completed his classes (with an outstanding grade point average) and obtained his Energy Technology/ Renewable Energy Certificate.