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Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

Meet Jeff

Workforce Challenge

Jeff came to the Wichita Workforce Center nearly a year after he was laid off. He was searching for jobs and receiving unemployment benefits, and he was interested in receiving training for a new career. Jeff was interested in healthcare, but, as a father of two, he needed assistance.

Workforce Solution

Using assessments, the Wichita Workforce Center verified Jeff's interest in healthcare. He identified a local nursing program which would work for him, and in conjunction with Newman University and the Wichita Workforce Center, Mr. Knisley formed a plan for accomplishing his career goals. Using National Emergency Grant funding, the Wichita Workforce Center funded tuition, fees, and textbooks. A trained Workforce Professional monitored his progress throughout the two school years it took for him to receive his nursing degree.

Outcomes & Benefits

Jeff's nursing program provided him with the valuable education and experience that employers require. Jeff quickly found work with Via Christi as a registered nurse making $22.77 per hour. Wichita Workforce Center's goal was accomplished, but Jeff's exciting new career has just begun.

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