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Midlands Local WIB - Columbia OneStop


Meet Dottie

Workforce Challenge

Dottie Allen was laid off from a national printing company after 23 years as an employee. Dottie knew that she would not return to the manufacturing industry, so instead she took a big step towards gaining new marketable skills and decided to go into the healthcare field.

Workforce Solution

With the assistance from the WIA program and the support from her case manager, Dottie completed Medical Terminology, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Phlebotomy Training. Within days of completing her Phlebotomy training she was offered three different jobs at various healthcare facilities.

Outcomes & Benefits

Dottie gladly accepted all three positions in order to maintain the same income she had from her last employer. She has been able to balance three jobs and continue doing further training paid for by one of the employers. Once Dottie finishes with the training, she will be given a higher salary and will be able to stop working multiple jobs. In the meantime Dottie is very grateful to have found not one but three jobs and is happy to be back on her feet once again.


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