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Arapahoe/Douglas Works!


Meet Megan

Workforce Challenge

Megan was a low-income teenage parent. She needed additional experience and soft-skills development to help her obtain employment and provide financially for her child.

Workforce Solution

Megan was enrolled in the WIA Youth program and met with her workforce specialist to create a plan. She attended Arapahoe/Douglas Works!' Work Values and Work Readiness workshops to help with her soft skills and received assistance to obtain her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification. After receiving her certification, she was placed in an 8-week work experience at Ashley Manor Care Facility.

Outcomes & Benefits

As a result of the assistance from the workforce center to improve her soft skills, obtain a certification and gain work experience, Ashley Manor Care Facility was impressed with Megan's work ethic and offered her a permanent position.


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