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Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

Phyllis

Workforce Challenge

Phyllis was an older worker in dire straights. She had just relocated from Montana with her two young sons. She had just escaped a traumatic life situation and was looking for stability and income. She had been a stay at home wife/mother for over a decade and was concerned that she had no current outside-the-home work experience to offer an employer. Her job search was filled with rejection.

Workforce Solution

Phyllis enrolled into the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)and began a paid job training opportunity working 20 hours per week. She was given a variety of office related training assignments to enhance and expand her working knowledge to be more marketable in her job search. SCSEP assisted with some supportive services expenses to help Phyllis move towards employment and self-sufficiency for her family.

Outcomes & Benefits

Phyllis was able to utilize the SCSEP for it's purpose - to enhance job skills and ultimately move into employment. Phyllis decided to work for herself. This move would give her flexiblity to earn income and perform tasks necessary for her growing family. Phyllis was offered a couple of jobs caring for individuals in their home. She also decided to start an independant consulting business.

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