Nolan Lipe


​Career Specialist Christina Abbott reports on her customer, “When Nolan and I met in March 2015, he had been unemployed for the past 3 years. He had been laid off from his last two jobs—working as a car salesman at Auffenberg in Herrin, and before that, working at an art gallery selling online art. He was getting frustrated looking for a job. Nolan realized he lacked the education to find a full-time, permanent position that would support him and his soon to be wife.”

“Nolan was accepted into the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program at John A. Logan College (JALC) with the goal of completing the Associate Degree Nursing program. Nolan started the LPN program and began receiving Man-Tra-Con assistance in the spring of 2015. Man-Tra-Con was able to provide financial assistance for tuition, fees, books, supplies, mileage reimbursement, and licensing,” Christina explains.

“After completing the LPN program, Nolan was accepted into the part-time Associate Degree in Nursing program at John A. Logan College. He continued to work while going to school and graduated in the spring of 2017,” Christina adds.

“Nolan has been very thankful and appreciative of the assistance he received through Man-Tra-Con. He is now working full-time as a Registered Nurse at the Center of Medical Arts in Carbondale, Illinois, earning $23.00 per hour,” Christina says.