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Winnsboro Workforce Center

Meet Juanita

Workforce Challenge

Juanita was laid off from her job in the manufacturing sector, a declining industry in her region. She had no other experience outside of manufacturing work, and was uncertain what lay ahead for her. She heard about the Workforce Investment Act and hoped that the Winnsboro Workforce Center could help her find a new career.

Workforce Solution

When Juanita came to the Center, her goal was to find employment in a more stable industry. She was eligible for benefits under the WIA Adult program. Career assessments to determine her strengths and interests pointed towards the healthcare field. Juanita decided to pursue training as a Patient Care Technician through Midlands Technical College. WIA funding would pay for her tuition and fees.

Outcomes & Benefits

Juanita was very successful in her coursework, and was placed at Lexington Medical Center for her clinical rotation. During this period, she displayed a superior work ethic and an amazing willingness to learn, earning her a job offer from the hospital. Today, Juanita continues employment at the hospital as a lab technician. She has jumped at every opportunity to cross-train and learn new skills to help her grown in her new career. Congratulations, Juanita!

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