Amanda Gant


Career Specialist Michelle Sanchez reports on her customer. “Amanda had worked as a CNA for years until she decided to get enrolled at Rend Lake College (RLC) to become a registered nurse. When she sought assistance from Man-Tra-Con in May 2015, she was a member of a low-income household of four. Her husband was unable to work, and she needed higher wages in order to support her family,” Michelle explains.  

“Amanda began the Associate Degree Nursing program at RLC in June 2015, and received financial assistance through Man-Tra-Con for tuition, books, fees, supplies, and mileage reimbursement. With this help, she was able to successfully complete her program in May 2017, and pass her boards in order to obtain her license to work as a registered nurse,” Michelle adds.

“With her new credential, Amanda’s wages increased. She currently works for Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation and is very happy with both her job and her pay,” Michelle says.