WIOA Youth Services help Isabella receive her GED and plan for college.

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. 

WIOA training assistance helps Ashleigh find great paying job as a Medical Lab Technician.

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.

After being “laid-off” from his job as a Forklift Driver, Dustin completes CDL training at Rend Lake College and finds a new career.

Career Specialist Dana Marlow reports on her customer. “Dustin was 33 years old, married, and a father of 2 children when he first came to Man-Tra-Con for job search assistance in November 2020. He had been unemployed for one year after being “laid-off” from his job at Nasco in Nashville, Illinois, where he worked as a forklift driver,” Dana explains. 

Work Experience Program helps David get training and experience while pursuing his IT career.

Career Specialist Jorrell Bonner reports on his customer, “David and his family recently moved from Canada to Ashley, Illinois, to run a farm. Since he was homeschooled in another country, his education was not recognized by the United States. David still needed a high school diploma, and was able to start and complete his GED online through Rend Lake College at no cost. He even received financial incentives from Man-Tra-Con every time he went to class or passed an exam,” Jorrell explains.

WIOA training assistance helps Aubree transition from high school “drop out” to Certified Nursing Assistant!

Career Specialist Jo Dene Kern reports on her customer. “Aubree came to Man-Tra-Con for assistance in August 2020. After dropping out of high school, she had been working full-time as a waitress for a pizza restaurant. She had also been working as a volunteer for the GED Literacy Program at JALC, tutoring students. Aubree was enrolled in the GED program at John A. Logan College (JALC), but needed assistance with reaching her dream career goal—employment in healthcare,” Jo Dene explains.