HEART OF GEORGIA ALTAMAHA
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA
Ruby Gonzalez, ITA Participant
Ruby Gonzalez, from Tattnall County, was enrolled in the WIOA program in February of 2021. Ruby was Long Term Unemployed and therefore eligible for WIOA services under the National Dislocated Worker COVID-19 Grant. She was attending Southeastern Technical College and pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene. Due to Ruby being unemployed, she was in desperate need of assistance from WIOA to pay for program expenses, including uniforms, supplies, and testing fees. She worked diligently and completed her program in May 2022. She has since passed her Licensing Exams and successfully gained employment with Towne Lake Dental Group in Pooler, GA as a Dental Hygienist.
Ruby had this to say about her experience through WIOA, “WIOA has taken so much stress off my shoulders by helping me financially with extra expenses such as transportation, clinic supplies, and testing fees. I don’t know if I would have been able to complete my degree without the assistance I received.”