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Meet Rodneca

Workforce Challenge

As a former foster child, Rodneca Ingram spent most of her life in what she calls “personal bondage." In State custody at age 8, a frequent runaway, orphaned at age 15, pregnant at age 17, she came to the WWISCAA GED program as a 21-year old single mother, pregnant and homeless. As a student, Rodneca was angry, with low self-esteem, afraid to take the GED test for fear of failure. She passed the test, but unfortunately weeks later her newborn baby died of SIDS. She had progressed so far, but was ready to give up once again.

Workforce Solution

Eventually Rodneca found her strength and utilized the Individual Training Account process to enroll in a Medical Transcription program at CompuSystems. She also began working towards a degree in Child Development and has 20 credits towards her major.

Outcomes & Benefits

Rodneca is now certified in Medical Transcription. Her goal is to work part-time in this field while she completes her college degree. In speaking with Rodneca, she revealed that life is not easy for her at this time and she still has a long journey ahead. However, she believes she has the right map in hand that will guide her down the right path to becoming successful. She quotes Oprah Winfrey, who says, “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength."


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