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

Meet Michelle

Workforce Challenge

Michelle is a single of mother of four, receiving state assistance through DCF to assist with daily living needs. Michelle came into the Wichita Workforce Center in hopes of finishing some short term training programs in the healthcare field in order to provide for herself and her family, as well as find a career path she had passion for and could be successful in. Michelle also wanted to gain her GED / High School equivalency, as she has been completing preparation courses on her own.

Workforce Solution

Michelle became eligible for the KHPOP program and began her career path with the CNA and CPR trainings. During this time she was working part-time as a food server at a school district, but only getting minimal hours. She was able to receive supportive services through KHPOP in the way of housing and utilities assistance, which helped her during her job searching. Michelle was able to complete her CMA, with KHPOP funds and began job searching for CMA positions.

Outcomes & Benefits

Michelle continued to work as a food server until October of 2013, when she was able to obtain employment as a CMA, working at an established healthcare provider, making $11 per hour. She is excited to be involved in this new career path that will set her up for success in her field of choice.

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