Nicole Hansen was working as a supervisor in a coffee shop and visited the job center for career ideas and training help. The Career Planner explored career options with her and in demand fields. She wanted to attend training to better support her family and gain self-sufficiency. Nicole had some charges due to WTC before she could enroll. The Career Planner referred her to FSET which then she was able to obtain assistance paying those off so she could enroll in the medical assistance program. She remained co-enrolled to better her chances of success utilizing both programs. She was able to obtain her degree and start a great job at Mayo. She plans to continue training to obtain more credentials so she can move up in the clinic and has a goal to be able to buy a house.
“My experience with WIOA was great. Any time I needed help with anything I could go to my Worker, and she made sure to help me. I could not have completed my schooling if it was not for the help from WIOA. Success is the will to keep going even when failure seems inevitable.”