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Lauren Trotter was pleased to begin her journey into the Radiologic Technology Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, but she was also confronted with a number of financial hardships that threatened to ruin her educational venture.

In August 2018, she met with Bobby Strobel, Jr., One-Stop Manager of the Arkansas Workforce Center in Conway, to learn about her options. She discovered she was eligible to participate in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult program, which could provide the financial assistance she needed to complete her educational training.

Soon after, she enrolled in the WIOA Adult program at the Arkansas Workforce Center in Conway. She put forth a lot of effort in her studies, and it paid off when she graduated from the Radiologic Technology Program in August 2021.

On October 19, 2021, she accepted a full time job at Saint Michael Hospital in Texas. Despite her obstacles, Lauren was able to overcome challenges thanks to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult program, and she now has a degree and a new profession in the Health Care Industry.

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