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Meet Terri

Workforce Challenge

Terri worked in a manufacturing facility in NW Kansas for 13 years before being laid off. Her skills and work history was all in physically laboring jobs, but Terri was getting older and found it hard on her body to do that kind of physical work all day. Terri never thought going back to school was an option because she already had a degree and didn’t want to accumulate any more student loan debt.

Workforce Solution

After attending a Rapid Response session at the manufacturing facility, Terri met with a Workforce Center representative and completed some assessments. Those results all pointed to Terri being very passionate about taking care of others. After some discussions and career guidance with her Workforce Center rep, Terri then decided to start classes as a CNA and progress to get her LPN.

Outcomes & Benefits

Terri completed the LPN program with a 3.61 GPA. She drove 110 miles round trip every day for school. Terri works now as an LPN and said she is working nights but they told her she would be on days soon! She is very happy with her new career and plans to work for a year and then would like to go back and get her RN. She told me "Thank you so much for helping me with my new career!"

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