WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW)– Wichita Promise MOVE scholarship recipient, Daniel Izguerra, was laid off from Spirit AeroSystems earlier this week.
Izguerra moved to Wichita from Chicago a year ago after being awarded the Promise MOVE scholarship.
The MOVE scholarship pays for the recipient student’s tuition, mechanical training, and housing.
Programs like the MOVE scholarship, which are designed to help local and out-of-state technical students find a job straight out of college, came easily to Izguerra.
But now only 12-months into his job with Spirit AeroSystems, Izguerra thought he had to find a new employer.
Izguerra says he knew he was not high up in the seniority list at Spirit, which is why the news did not come as a total shock to him.
However, what did surprise him he says, is the offer he got from WSU Tech.
“I’ve been getting emails from WSU Tech from the Promise MOVE program about continuing education possibly,” Izguerra said.
Which is why he says he is taking the news of his recent job loss pretty well.
“I mean the opportunity is here to finish my degree and that’s never something you’re ready for until it happens,” Izguerra said.
For now, Izguerra hopes to continue his education.
He says although he has the next nine months planned out, he may be forced to leave Wichita if Spirit AeroSystems does not rehire him after he’s done with his continuing education.