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Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin

Meet Jasmine

Workforce Challenge

Jasmine is a 22-year old single mother living in Madison. She is currently employed in the retail industry, and holds a full-time job that she loves, but she is eager to expand her personal potential with a new career path in health care. Being a full-time employee and a single mother, however, leaves little room in Jasmine’s schedule or budget for further education.

Workforce Solution

The services offered through the WIA program helped Jasmine assess her current work skills and create a plan for further education to achieve her career goals. She is currently planning to enroll in a short-term Business Technology Career Academy with the ultimate goal of completing the Medical Reception Academy. Jasmine is excited about a career in the health care field because there is great potential for growth and there is a constant demand for trained professionals in the field. The short-term training is a good fit for Jasmine’s busy schedule, and she’s even looking to add some additional courses such as American Sign Language to improve her resume and job prospects.

Outcomes & Benefits

In the coming year, Jasmine hopes to finish training and establish herself in her new career path with a steady job.
"I don’t want to be on public assistance forever," said Jasmine. "I want to have a good job so I can become more independent.” In the meantime, Jasmine is trying to make the most of the opportunities offered through the WIA program so she can become financially independent and create a sense of stability for herself and her son.

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