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Meet Heather

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Workforce Challenge

Heather was referred to WIA from the Adult Basic Education program. She was a single parent with barriers to employment. She lacked her H.S. Diploma/GED and had minimal occupational skills.

Workforce Solution

Heather was interested in working in the nursing field. Working with the Kansas Workforce One staff,they put together an Individual Employment Plan for Heather that included a time line and financial assistance to obtain her GED, then move on to becoming a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA).

Outcomes & Benefits

With a plan in place it gave Heather the confidence to focus on what needed to be done. She completed her GED quickly and enrolled in a CNA class. She successfully completed CNA and decided to increase her qualifications by taking a Phlebotomy class. Heather is now working in a job she thoroughly enjoys and has certifications to ensure she can provide for her family.


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