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

Meet Andrew

Workforce Challenge

Andrew came into the Wichita Workforce Center wanting to obtain funds to complete his LPN certificate/license, as well as pursue his RN after LPN completion. Andrew is married, with 3 children and he wanted to be able to provide sufficiently for himself and his family. He was working as a CNA, 2 days per week, 16 hours per week, making over $11.00 per hour. He had additional barriers in the way of housing and utilities at time of enrollment.

Workforce Solution

Andrew was able to secure KHPOP funding for his final LPN semester. KHPOP assisted with tuition, fees, books, LPN testing fee, licensing fee and background check fees. In order to be successful in completing his LPN license, he also requested assistance with housing payment and utilities assistance, both gas and electric. This assistance was needed largely due to his part-time hours and having to focus on full-time school to complete his LPN on time. Andrew was able to complete his LPN Technical Certificate in December 2011 and gain his LPN license in January 2012. At completion of this, he made application for the RN program in order to enhance opportunities and wage in the healthcare field.

Outcomes & Benefits

Andrew was accepted into an RN program in June 2013; however he had to withdraw due to family issues in August 2013. After much discussion and thought, client requested to be exited from KHPOP for personal reasons. Andrew was a success in completing his LPN and also knowing that he has the potential to gain his RN when he is ready. Andrew also obtained LPN employment, working full-time hours, making $17 per hour. This should allow him to gain necessary experience for his future.

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