Kassandra Wilson, a single mother, moved to the Inland Empire to care for her ailing father.  She was a certified nursing assistant, but the positions she was offered paid $11 an hour, not enough to support her, her son and father.  Kassandra wanted to train to become credentialed as a licensed vocational nurse, but could not afford the tuition.

The Workforce Development Board provided assistance with LVN training as well as NCLEX training that enabled Kassandra to pass the state exam.  She received her credential as a licensed vocational nurse.

Kassandra works full-time at Inland Christian earning $21 per hour with full benefits.  Her future endeavors include completing the Registered Nurse program within the year.  “Completing the RN program is the last of my goals,” Kassandra said.  “I feel truly blessed for the assistance I received that has helped me move forward in my career.”