I have over 20 years’ experience in higher education. I was laid off from my position several years ago and struggled to get employed again because of ageism.
Luckily, I got back to work, but this time on the corporate side rather than a college. That was when I learned about the WIOA grant and knew what an opportunity this could be for the unemployed or people with a low income. There were only two problems: Most people who need it have never heard of it and most schools do not relish working with it because of all the red tape.
The processes vary from one county to the next and are constantly changing. Luckily, I have always been good at dealing with bureaucracies and their red tape. My experience working in career education gives me an in depth grasp of the many career options and what it takes to get hired.
I now specialize in helping veterans, unemployed (and under-employed) workers who may be eligible for a government grant that will pay for them to get trained, certified and help them get placed in their career and achieve their goals.