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Meet Tonja

Workforce Challenge

After being laid-off, Tonja faced an uncertain future. She visited WorkOne Eastern Indiana, where they encouraged her to explore careers with available jobs and predicted growth. Tonja embraced the philosophy of lifelong learning when she decided to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Workforce Solution

The Trade Adjustment Assistance program provided funds for Tonja to begin LPN training through a local educational provider. Tonja successfully completed the training and began working as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Outcomes & Benefits

After working for 6 months, Tonja was eligible for an additional funding source, Career Advancement Accounts. This program allowed Tonja to complete her Registered Nurse training. Tonja is now working as an RN and has increased her original earnings by $10.75 an hour. Congratulations Tonja!


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