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Arkansas Workforce Center - Harrison

Meet Rachel

Workforce Challenge

Rachel was a single mother with two young children who was dealing with all the ups and downs of parenthood. She was determined to get off of public assistance and become self sufficient. She came into the Arkansas Workforce Center in Harrison after being referred from another agency and applied for services to attend the local college; she had her letter of acceptance into the Medical Lab Technology Program.

Workforce Solution

Arkansas Workforce Center in Harrison assisted Rachel by awarding her a scholarship that assisted with her tuition and books. She also received assistance with funds to cover uniforms and test fees to ensure a successful completion of the program.

Outcomes & Benefits

Rachel graduated with a degree in Medical Lab Technology and is currently employed with a local doctor’s office. Her employer assisted her with furthering her education and she is now also certified in Radiology. Rachel is able to perform specialized tasks such as drawing blood and taking X-rays, increasing her value as an employee. She is no longer receiving any kind of public assistance.

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