Morgan came to our WIOA office seeking financial assistance to complete the Clinical Medical Assistant program at Heartland Community College. She was unemployed, married with 3 children, and her husband was earning an unsustainable wage for their family. Morgan completed the Clinical Medical Assistant program at Heartland Community College in the spring and participated in an unpaid externship over the summer. During her externship she was able to find employment in the healthcare field and is now earning a wage which has helped her family reach financial self-sufficiency.
Jacob contacted Livingston Workforce Services seeking financial assistance with earning his CDL in order to return to work as a truck driver. He had been recently working in maintenance and was laid off from his employer due to downsizing. Jacob was eligible for WIOA funding as a recipient of unemployment insurance. He completed truck driving school at Heartland Community College at the end of January 2018 and was able to secure employment as a truck driver by the beginning of March 2018.