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Matthew Sikorski’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on October 19, 2017

Story Submitted By: Download a printable version of Matthew Sikorski’s Success Story. Matthew Sikorski worked most of his adult life at Roundy’s Distribution Center in Stevens Point.  His world changed in…

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Amy Hill’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on October 19, 2017

Story Submitted By: Download a printable version of  Amy Hill’s Success Story. Amy was a student in Mid-State’s Respiratory Therapy program.  She was struggling financially and emotionally.  She had recently separated…

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Debra Kolano’s Success Story

Posted in Blog, Success Stories on October 6, 2017

Download a printable version of Debra’s Success Story. Workforce Challenge – Radio Cab of Marshfield was notified that they lost the contract bid for taxi service with the City of Marshfield….

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Kayla’s Success Story

Posted in Blog, Success Stories on October 6, 2017

Download a printable version of Kayla’s Success Story. Kayla is a single mother of one child. Kayla and her son were forced to move in with her parents due to her…

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Constance Case’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 29, 2016

From a very young age, Connie learned to be strong. As a young teenager, she lost her father and was forced into the workforce. Connie took any job she could to help support her mother and sister. She lived her life without the opportunity to really focus on herself and her own career. Connie experienced many personal struggles that created additional stress in her life. Nearly seven years ago, Connie lost her mother. This was an eye opening, ah ha moment for Connie, she had two beautiful children of her own to raise. Connie wanted to be the best mom she could for her children. Life was a challenge, but Connie persevered.

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William Crowell’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 28, 2016

Barty was a young adult in need of guidance. He worked seasonal jobs, but needed some assistance in setting a career path. He began the welding program at Mid-State Technical College thinking he was on his way. But in 2015, Barty endured three deaths in his family. The emotional stress was overwhelming and Barty couldn’t concentrate on his classes. It was a difficult decision, but he quit school. This unfortunate situation left Barty with a financial aid bill that would prevent him from returning to school.

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Robin Stafford’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 28, 2016

“My future goals and aspirations pertain to making a difference in other people’s lives. It’s my heart’s desire to help people and be good to them by generously ‘paying forward’ what I have already generously received.” These words are from Robin Stafford, the 2016 WIOA Dislocated Worker program recipient. Robin knows all too well the meaning and purpose of the Dislocated Worker program.

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Randi Drace’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 30, 2015

Having lost her job, Randi made a decision that drastically effected her and her family, but a decision that would lead to a better life. Randi had always dreamed of having her college degree and pursued it with her family’s support and the support of the WIA Dislocated Worker program. Through all the hardships that she endured while in school, Randi never gave up on her dream.

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Lindsey Huffman’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 30, 2015

Watching her father work on diesel engine and being around heavy equipment, Lindsey knew exactly what her career would be; she wanted to be a Diesel Mechanic like her father. She knew that this wasn’t going to be an easy path, but she knew she could do it. Through the difficult times, with the support of her family and the WIA Adult program, Lindsey accomplished her dream.

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Bessie McGee’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 30, 2015

With the move to Wausau from Chicago, Bessie saw a chance to better her life and create a brighter future. What had seemed impossible had now become a reality; Bessie had not only successfully completed her program, but excelled from her classes to creating relationships in the community and mentoring other young women who are going through what she had been through.

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