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Meet Angel

Workforce Challenge

Angel is a single mother of a young child. She lives with her boyfriend in a trailer behind her parents' house. The couple had an extension cord running to their trailer to provide electricity, and they had no heat. She babysat her siblings and cousins in exchange for living there.

When the WIA counselor first met Angel, she was in the alternative high school in Cortez.

Workforce Solution

The WIA counselor enrolled Angel in the WIA youth program. Angel received assistance to help her begin studying for her GED at the Unlimited Learning Center. She also started classes in the cosmetology program at Southwest Colorado Community College.

Outcomes & Benefits

Angel completed her Cosmetology course and began working as a cosmetologist. She has also recently completed her GED.

Angel is now working at Great Clips Salon in Cortez. She has her own apartment and only babysits when she wants to. She now has more time to be with her son.

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