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Workforce Challenge

The prevalence of high dropout rates not only imperils individual futures but also profoundly impacts our communities and nation due to the loss of productive workers, the earnings and revenues that they would have generated, and the higher costs associated with increased incarceration, health care and social services. While Linda eventually graduated from high school, she wanted a better life for her family and was faced with many barriers in furthering her education.

Workforce Solution

Linda enrolled in nursing school at Western Technology Center and decided to visit Workforce Oklahoma after hearing about it from both a fellow student and a financial aid counselor. Workforce Oklahoma was able to provide Linda with assessments, counseling, job placement services, and job advancement and retention training.

Outcomes & Benefits

Linda attended Rose State College in Oklahoma City for a year and earned an Associate degree in Nursing Science. She is currently a Registered Nurse and serves as an Assistant Director of Nurses for her employer. With a new means of support, Linda purchased a home of her own, has reliable transportation, and is able to take care of all of her family’s needs.

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