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Career Specialist Shaun Drue reports on her customer. “Megan enrolled at Man-Tra-Con to receive WIOA training assistance in July 2021. She needed help to pay for her tuition, fees, books, supplies, and transportation, including her cap and gown for graduation. Megan also needed career and employment guidance. We provided WIOA employment and training services to her while she was enrolled in the program,” Shaun explains.
Intake Coordinator Jo Dene Kern reports on her customer. “Elle’s educational journey to become a Registered Nurse began when she visited Man-Tra-Con for training assistance in September 2017. At the time, she was 23 years old, unemployed, a single mom to a 3-year-old son, and 100 miles away from family. With WIOA training assistance, she enrolled in the spring 2018 semester at John A. Logan College (JALC) to earn pre-requisite credits toward the Nursing program,” Jo Dene explains.
WIOA training assistance helps Crystal return to college and find employment as a Medical Assistant.
Career Specialist Shaun Drue reports on her customer. “In February 2020, Crystal visited Man-Tra-Con seeking training assistance. A single mom of 2 teenage girls, she had been working part-time and wanted to return to school to get a better paying job,” Shaun explains.
Youth Career Specialist Kelley Essary reports on her customer. “Jeremiah had been enrolled in the Automotive Services Technology program at John A. Logan College (JALC) when he came to Man-Tra-Con for WIOA training assistance in January 2022,” Kelley says.
WIOA training assistance helps Christopher earn his degree and find work at his dream job in Aviation!
Kari Hernandez (Ellet) reports on her customer. “When I first met with Christopher in January 2022, he had been unemployed for 2 years after being “laid-off” from his full-time Aviation job when work slowed for his position,” Kari explains.
Apprenticeship Illinois highlighted our very own customer, Zoe Pierce, as their Apprenticeship Success Story of the month.
When Rachel joined Man-Tra-Con’s Community Service Officer apprenticeship program with the City of Carbondale Police Department, she knew she could flourish. The first in her family to attend college, Rachel was determined to become a police officer.
Grants Administrator Jordan McBride reports on his customer. “When Elmer began services with Man-Tra-Con in early 2022, he had been incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections for nearly 13 years. Elmer entered the Mobile Accelerated Welding certification program through First Institute Training and Management in February as part of the NYU Pathway Home program,” Jordan explains.
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.