A Great Future
Family has always been Allyssa’s top priority. Studying full-time, maintaining the household, or financial concerns would wait until the children were asleep. She knew that continuing her education would be worth it for them in the long run, so she stuck through every obstacle. Relief washed over her when she discovered that the WIOA program could help, and today she has graduated and found her dream job.
Allyssa says she was interested in WIOA because “it was not just a program that was going to help financially [during school] but also help me search for a job.” Transportation assistance kept Allyssa on track for graduation. Meanwhile, learning job-searching techniques and planning made it easier to manage her busy schedule. “It was the small things that really tended to add up,” she says. Setting short-term goals for both her education and her family helped make her long-goals possible.
Soon after graduation, Allyssa found work as a Respiratory Therapist at a local hospital. She says that she is extremely thankful to WIOA for helping her achieve her dreams, and she is happy that she can give her children a great future.
Congrats, Allyssa! We’re proud of your hard work!
Cassie’s In the Game
Cassie has always been the mom you can depend on. She had been steadily employed until last October, when suddenly she found herself looking for work. With a child at home, she joined Wisconsin Works determined to show employers that she was still in the game.
Intelligent and compassionate, Cassie loves to stay busy. When she learned that she could get a work experience at the front desk at the Job Center while in the Wisconsin Works program, she was eager to sign up. She learned clerical skills and felt helpful every day while working with customers like herself. Plus, she always felt like she was part of the team, which made it easy to approach the staff for help with her own job search.
Cassie was especially excited to participate in the Forward Impact Workshop and Customer Service Professional Training. Before long, she got a new job in sales. When she moved, she was glad to find that her skills could be put to work right away with a job in her new town. Cassie is proud to be back at work, and we could not be happier to see that you are doing well at your new home. Congratulations, Cassie!