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Nataly had been working at Shawnee Health as a professional medical interpreter when she first learned about the apprenticeship program. Nataly had always wanted to work toward a career in the medical field.
Our very own apprenticeship participant, Zoe Pierce, was recently selected to be an Illinois Apprentice Ambassador by the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board and Apprenticeship Illinois Committee. Apprentice Ambassadors serve as champions for Apprenticeship programs by sharing their success stories and promoting Apprenticeships to career seekers and employers.
In March 2022, Marissa began her apprenticeship as a Medical Assistant at Shawnee Health. Before joining Shawnee Health, Marissa had been a part-time secretary at a local church. She heard about the Apprenticeship Program from her mom and “jumped at the opportunity.”
Career Specialist Nikki Lanham reports on her customer. “Thomas first visited Man-Tra-Con in January 2020, seeking training assistance. He had been laid off from his job in the coal mines, where he worked as a mechanic,” Nikki explains.
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.