Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Adams County Workforce & Business Ctr

Meet Liz

Workforce Challenge

Prior to arriving at Adams County Workforce & Business Center, Liz had started her path in the health industry, working her way up as a medical assistant, earning $12.00 an hour. Recognizing the limitations of her occupation, she leaned toward stackable credentials, and resolved to train as a physician assistant to increase her job stability, satisfaction, and income. Liz came to the Adams County Workforce & Business Center for the educational and employment support, further guaranteeing her success in today's labor market.

Workforce Solution

Liz was recommended for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) assistance, and was not only approved for training funds in this in-demand occupation, but upon graduation, she teamed up with WIA staff to help her locate jobs in the Colorado as well as throughout the country to assist her in achieving her desired employment goals.

Outcomes & Benefits

Liz completed school training as a physician assistant, and searched long and hard for many jobs. Her dream was to work at the Children's Hospital in cardiology (where her dad is a heart specialist) or in pulmonary medicine at Denver's National Jewish. There was an offer on the table at National Jewish, but funds for salary were limited.
After considering several offers and biding her time, Liz is employed in pulmonology, at National Jewish. She is happily employed, earning $85,000 per year!

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