HEART OF GEORGIA ALTAMAHA
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY
Amberly Rentz, ITA Program
Amberly Rentz, of Jeff Davis County, was attending Coastal Pines Technical College’s Practical Nursing Program when enrolled in the WIOA ITA Program. She was unemployed due to being laid off from her previous employer. With the lack of income, the financial burden of completing school was overwhelming. WIOA assisted with the cost of tuition, books, uniforms, fees, and transportation. Amberly graduated from the LPN Program and has since passed her NCLEX. She has taken a position as a case manager with St. Joseph’s Candler Georgia Infirmary.
Amberly had this to say about her time in the WIOA Program. “WIOA helped me each week through the transportation stipends. This was a big help, especially when I was traveling to clinical sites. Their assistance kept me from drowning in debt from student loans and allowed me to focus on completing the Nursing Program.”