Sept. 15, 2011, Roger Tungate's life changed in an instant.
After 29 years of working as a maintenance tech at North American Pipe in Springfield, the business closed.
Tungate, 51, of Lebanon suddenly found himself unemployed and without a high school education. He had dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, and had never earned his GED.
"I was stuck," Tungate said. "I had to do something to get another job. I had to. I didn't have no other choice."