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From the oil field to the medical field

Workforce Challenge

Tim came to the workforce center as a dislocated worker. Already having an Associate of Science degree, Tim was working on an oil field but was laid off in February 2009 due to the declining economy. He wanted to take the opportunity to move out of the oil field business into something that would provide him with more stability. He wanted to go into Radiology Technology and become an X-ray Technologist.

Workforce Solution

When Tim came into the workforce center he learned about the WIA program. With this program Tim was able to get help with books, tuition, travel expenses, and school expenses. Tim states "I am not sure I could have completed this task without WIA". After 2 years in the Dislocated Worker program Tim was then moved over to the Kansas Health Profession Opportunity Project (KHPOP) to finish out his program as a X-ray Technologist at Fort Hays State University.

Outcomes & Benefits

Tim has now graduated from FHSU. He has passed both his CT and RT boards and was offered a PRN job at Salina Regional Health Center where he completed his clinical hours. He is very hopeful that it will turn into full-time employment soon.

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