HEART OF GEORGIA ALTAMAHA
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA
Amber Yawn, ITA Program
Amber Yawn applied for the ITA program after being laid off from her job at Metro Power. She always had an interest in the nursing profession and decided to apply for nursing school in 2019. She enrolled in the LPN Program at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia. Once Amber was accepted into the LPN program, she realized she would need financial assistance to help cover the program cost. She immediately applied for the ITA program and was determined eligible as a Dislocated Worker. WIOA was able to assist Amber with tuition and book costs as well as travel. With the help of WIOA, Amber was able to attend full time, and she maintained a GPA above 3.0. Amber graduated with her LPN Diploma in December 2020 and now works full time as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Jeff Davis Hospital in Hazlehurst, Georgia. Amber was a pleasure to work with, and we are so proud of her accomplishments!
When asked about the WIOA program, Amber replied: “The WIOA program was truly a blessing for me, and without this program, I would not have been able to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. I not only gained the financial ability to pay for my tuition, books, and supplies, I also gained friendships that will last a lifetime. Ms. Tanisha, my WIOA Case Manager, still reaches out to me to see how I am doing. I am honored to have been part of the WIOA program because without this program, I would not be where I am today.”