Noah, a job candidate, graduated from high school and, through the assistance of the Iowa Self-Employment (ISE) program, has opened a small engine repair business. The shop performs repairs, maintenance, performance upgrades, parts, and accessories for automotive, ATV, and side-by-sides.

The business is doing well, in part, because laws in the area have really expanded side-by-side use. Noah will be adding detailing to vehicles as he becomes trained in the various ceramic coatings. He has also taken a part-time job at a local business to enhance his customer service skills. Noah and his dad report that they are as busy as they can be right now. They will expand hours in the summer and once Noah has completed his training in detail. 

Through financial assistance, Noah has received a leak detector, battery tester, wireless chassisEAR, jack, and AC machine. He also received assistance with setting up accounting and legal for his business. Graphic design services were provided by Cristoff. 

Overall, it was a great team effort that started with an idea when Noah was a junior in high school and grew into a full-fledged business with help from Transitional Alliance Program (TAP), Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) Counselor, and the ISE team!

To learn more about our Iowa Self-Employment Program, visit Self-Employment Program.

To learn more about our Transitional Alliance Program, visit Transition Alliance Program.