Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Workforce Development, Inc.

Meet Mary Lou

Workforce Challenge

Mary Lou had a troubled childhood, and got into some trouble during her teen years, eventually dropping out of high school. Though she was in a relationship at the time, she felt really alone and didn't know what to do. Friends that had gotten their GED referred her to a Youth Counselor at Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) for assistance.

Workforce Solution

WDI helped Mary Lou complete her GED and provided her with the opportunity to attend training in the healthcare field. Healthcare Academy, an approved training provider, gave her the background information and skills she needed to pass her Nursing Assistant Certification class and exam at the local community college.

Outcomes & Benefits

Mary Lou has completed her GED and her Nursing Assistant Certification. She now works full-time at a local care facility in a great-paying job that she loves! She is very happy, and is even thinking about pursuing additional training and/or college in the medical field.

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