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Arkansas Workforce Center

Meet Natalie

Workforce Challenge

Natalie was the 22-year-old single parent of an infant and was receiving food stamps. She had worked until the time her son was born but it was a low skill job paying $9 per hour. Natalie was attending Arkansas Tech University working on her RN degree and had one semester to complete. She needed help with her tuition and child care in order to finish the RN program.

Workforce Solution

At Arkansas Workforce Center, Natalie was enrolled in the WIA Adult program to help with her books, tuition and some fees. The staff also assisted her in applying for child care assistance through the Department of Human Services.

Outcomes & Benefits

Natalie graduated in May, 2010, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She took and passed her NCLEX exam rather than working under a temporary license. Natalie was offered an Administrative position but turned it down because she wanted to do “hands on” nursing after all of her training. She accepted a position as a charge nurse earning $22 - $36 per hour depending on days and shifts worked. Natalie said she could not have accomplished her goal without the assistance of WIA.

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