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Nebraska Workforce Investment Board

Meet Jane

Workforce Challenge

Jane moved to Lincoln from out of state with the expectation of employment at a health care facility. She found out after moving here with her three children that she was not being offered employment. Although she had a Nursing Assistant degree from a different state, it was not transferable. In fact, she would need to take courses in Nebraska, and pass the State exam before she could get on the State Registry to receive her CNA.

Workforce Solution

When Jane applied for WIA assistance, she was working part-time trying to make ends meet as a single parent. She was receiving ADC and Food Stamps, but was struggling. WIA funds were used to provide training for Jane to get her CNA and take her State exams.

Outcomes & Benefits

Upon completion of training, Jane found employment as a Home Health Aide and Med Aide (her employer assisted her with attaining Med Aide). While her income is not great, she has surpassed the income threshold for food stamps and Title XX, so she is managing without public assistance. She is happy to be working, supporting her family, and maintains a positive outlook.

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