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Meet Sondra

Workforce Challenge

Sondra came to the Durango Workforce Center seeking financial assistance for training as a Respiratory Therapist. She is a single parent, was struggling with low skilled, low paying jobs, and was receiving food stamps and medical assistance for her children.

Workforce Solution

Sondra was enrolled in the WIA Adult program which helped her enter into Respiratory Therapy training.

Outcomes & Benefits

Sondra successfully completed her training and passed the three state board exams on the first attempt. Once she because a licensed Respiratory Therapist, she began employment at Mercy Regional Medical Center and is now able to support her children and herself.

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