April 22, 2019 – WIOA participant Nikita Fletcher has been accepted to the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC and will begin classes in August of 2019. This is an opportunity that few female mechanics receive, her goal is to complete the yearlong training there and become a driver on the NASCAR race circuit. Nikita’s story is truly amazing!

Beverly Taylor, NWAEDD  Career Advisor, first met Nikita Fletcher at the North Arkansas College Boone County Adult Education center.  She was a high school dropout and working on her GED.  From their first conversation Mrs. Taylor realized this young lady had a plan for her future and had the work ethic and drive to reach her goals. Nikita was working part time as a clerk at a convenience store and working on cars in her home garage.  She indicated to Mrs. Taylor that she would like to start college upon completing her GED and obtain training.

She completed her GED in less than one month and started a work experience at the college in the automotive department.  Nikita will graduate in May 2019 with an Automotive Technical Certificate.  Kevin Parker, instructor, praises Nikita for her hard work and attitude toward learning. Mrs. Taylor stated it has been a pleasure to work with this young lady, one that is determined to succeed in a male dominated profession.

Please contact our office today if you are interested in the WIOA program and the opportunities it provides.