In July of 2015, a classmate and Mid-State Counselor, who were both familiar with WIOA, suggested that Amy contact someone at the job center. Amy called Jamie Arndt, WIOA Career Planner, for more information. At the first appointment, Amy disclosed her personal situation and her dedication to completing the Respiratory Therapy Program. Amy wanted to make her mom, her father-in-law and three daughters proud. Jamie could see her determination and knew she would be successful. Jamie and Amy worked on the WIOA enrollment process, and together developed short and long-term goals.
Amy reports that her life is so much better after finishing school and obtaining full-time employment. Amy can pay her bills on time each and every week. She no longer needs to rely on FoodShare to feed her children. Amy is once again content watching her daughters grow into successful young women. In Amy’s own words, “I know in the bottom of my heart that I would have never finished school without the WIOA Program.”
Amy, your mom and father-in-law would be proud of your accomplishments! Amy, you are a positive influence for your three daughters! Congratulations!