Stephanie Reyes and her son taking a selfie.

Five Weeks of Intense Training—and a Better Life for Stephanie and Her Son

Impact Investments, Workforce & Economic Mobility


“As a result of this training, I now have a steady job that will lead to bigger things. I’m so proud, because it’s not just a job—it’s a career that I can use to look after myself and my son.”

After working a series of unsatisfying jobs, Stephanie was ready to launch a career that would provide for her and her son. She was interested in doing something hands-on with growth potential and good pay.

An ad on YouTube about American Diesel Training Centers (ADTC) caught her eye. The video explained how ADTC’s five-week program prepares learners for good-paying jobs as diesel technicians at no upfront cost. Students only pay if they land a job above a certain amount, thanks to a student-friendly financing model called the Career Impact Bond.

With the support of her family, Stephanie traveled to Ohio for the five-week program. She threw herself into the program, working hands-on with trucks, reviewing modules online, and taking advantage of the program’s resume support services.

Her hard work paid off. Three weeks into training, Stephanie landed a job with Sonsray Agriculture in her hometown as an apprentice technician, with a pathway to moving up the technician ladder. Since starting, she’s had two pay raises.

“I'm really proud of myself that I made the decision to do it. I sacrificed five weeks away from my son to make a better life for us.Stephanie, American Diesel Career Impact Bond graduate

Thank you to the Macquarie Group Foundation for producing this video and for your ongoing support of Social Finance’s economic mobility work.

Stephanie was compensated for her time spent speaking with Macquarie Group Foundation.

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