Carol Burgess experienced a lay off right before the pandemic started in March 2020.  While filing for her unemployment benefits at the Workforce Center, she saw the poster of services available for Dislocated Workers through WIOA.

Though scared, Carol decided to take the leap and go back to school.  Carol started at ASUMH August 2020 and graduated December 2022 with an A.A.S. in Business / Accounting degree.  Carol immediately secured full-time employment at Ballard & Company in Mountain Home.