September 1, 2022 (Marion, Illinois) — After more than 35 years serving Southern Illinois with compassionate leadership and a firm commitment toward education, workforce and economic development initiatives, Kathy Lively, CEO at Man-Tra-Con Corporation, has announced plans to retire by the end of the year.
Career Specialist Dana Marlow reports on her customer. “In October 2018, Amanda came to Man-Tra-Con Corporation seeking training assistance. She needed our help with getting her GED. While working toward her GED at John A. Logan College, she also enrolled in our Work Experience Program (WEP),” Dana explains.
Career Specialist Kari Ellet reports on her customer. “Jennifer was already enrolled in the CMA program at John A. Logan College when she came to Man-Tra-Con for training assistance in January 2022. Through WIOA funding, Man-Tra-Con was able to help pay for her tuition, books, supplies, exam fees, and transportation costs,” Kari explains.
Career Specialist Shaun Drue reports on her customer. “Michael was laid off from Rowe Pest Control in February 2022. He immediately began to plan for his future. As a single parent raising 2 small children, Michael considered the cost of gas, the cost of returning to school, and quickly realized he needed some assistance,” Shaun explains.
Career Specialist Amy Blocker reports on her customer. “In April 2021, Zachary came to Man-Tra-Con seeking job search assistance. He had become unemployed due to the recession and the pandemic,” Amy says.
Career Specialist Tyler Hinds reports on his customer. “Caitlin was homeschooled by her adoptive parents and came to Man-Tra-Con seeking assistance with earning her GED. Caitlin had been working at McDonalds before seeking our services. When she saw her hours drastically reduced due to the pandemic, she decided to apply for training assistance,” Tyler explains.
Career Specialist Jo Dene Kern reports on her customer. “In February 2022, Olivia came to Man-Tra-Con seeking help with getting her GED. Olivia had dropped out of school after completing her Freshman year,” Jo Dene says.
Career Specialist Tamblyn Everett reports on her customer. “Samuel began receiving Man-Tra-Con Youth services in November 2021. As an “Out-of -School Youth” with several barriers, Samuel was determined eligible for our Youth services,” Tamblyn says.
Career Specialist Tamblyn Everett reports on her customer. “In January 2022, when Isabella came to Man-Tra-Con Corporation for assistance, she was determined eligible for WIOA Youth Services. Isabella had dropped out of high school; was basic skills deficient; and lived with her mother, brother, and father, who was a disabled veteran receiving food stamps,” Tamblyn explains.
Career Specialist Dana Marlow reports on her customer. “Ashleigh, a single mother of four boys, first came to Man-Tra-Con for assistance in August 2019. Ashleigh had worked as a Phlebotomist for Heartland Regional Medical Center in the past. Although she had a job, Ashleigh still struggled to support her family and wanted to train for a better paying position,” Dana explains.