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Workforce Challenge

Tiffany Johnson was first introduced to Workforce Investment Act services in 2006, when she was 16 years old and enrolled in Get REAL to attain her GED. She worked diligently for several months and successfully earned her GED while working a fast food job at the same time.

In 2010, Tiffany returned to DavidsonWorks to request assistance in attending the Nursing Assistant I course at Davidson County Community College so that she could pursue her goal of being a Registered Nurse.

Workforce Solution

In addition to working at least 35 hours a week managing a fast food restaurant, Tiffany was separated from her husband and now has two very young children. She shared that her children are her inspiration and motivation to gain more education and improve her career opportunities.

Throughout her time in the WIA-sponsored Nursing Assistant course, Tiffany faced numerous unanticipated struggles and setbacks in her personal life. In spite of personal and family member illness, the death of a loved one, more than one move, and the loss of her support system, Tiffany was able to manage parenting, working, and successfully completing her training.

Outcomes & Benefits

Now that she has reached this important milestone, Tiffany has adjusted her focus slightly, and decided to continue her education. She continues to set goals, work hard, and overcome obstacles in order to improve her life. She has been accepted into the Pharmacy Tech program at Davidson County Community College and will begin this endeavor in the Fall.

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