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

Meet Michelle

Workforce Challenge

Michelle came into the Wichita Workforce Center in September of 2011, seeking assistance with GED completion, as well as assistance with healthcare training programs. She is a single mother of 4 children, who was working 2 part-time jobs at the time of her eligibility application. Michelle completed all requirements in order to be enrolled in the PACES program in September 2011 and became eligible for the KHPOP program during that time as well.

Workforce Solution

Michelle researched local providers to enroll in and complete the CNA and CMA training programs. She was able to enroll in CNA to begin in February 2012 and finished on 03/10/12. While in CNA training she received assistance with her water bill, rent assistance and childcare. She then enrolled in her CMA training; however this was pushed back twice due to scheduling and transportation issues. While in between trainings she accessed assistance with her electric bill, as well as additional housing and utilities assistance. Her CMA was completed on 03/16/13. KHPOP assisted with training and uniform costs associated with client's CNA and CMA, which allowed her to complete both successfully.

Outcomes & Benefits

After completion of her CNA and CMA programs, Michelle began to extensively job search, while continuing to work part-time for the school district. She was able to get hired on as a CMA making $11/hr working in the healthcare field, with a bright future for her and her children.

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