Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

Meet Kimberly

Workforce Challenge

Kimberly came into the Workforce Center in March 2011, seeking assistance with LPN and RN training funds. She had been unemployed since June 2009 and was receiving benefits from the state to help support herself financially. Client was looking for a more stable, self-sufficient career in which to support herself and her family. Kimberly is motivated to find a more stable, self-sufficient career and became eligible for the KHPOP program in March 2011 and was able to access funds to begin the Summer Semester, June 2013.

Workforce Solution

While involved in the KHPOP program, Kimberly received assistance with tuition, fees, books, materials and supplies needed for her LPN and RN training programs; as well as assistance with testing fees, background checks, drug screens and immunizations associated with these trainings. To help alleviate barriers while in training, Kimberly was able to access supportive services such as, Fuel Assistance and Childcare Assistance throughout the entire time in training, Car Repair Assistance, Utility Assistance and Housing Assistance. These services were key in helping client achieve her ultimate educational goals through the KHPOP program.

Outcomes & Benefits

KHPOP program funding helped Kimberly to achieve her LPN state license on 08/08/12, her RN license on 08/19/13 and her Associate of Applied Science on 05/17/13. She gained employment as an LPN on December 2012 and worked in this field in order to gain healthcare experience, while finishing the RN. After testing twice for the RN, Kimberly was able to complete and gain employment as an RN in August 2013. She is now making $27 per hour.

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