Elizabeth Harrison’s career path took an unexpected turn, but thanks to the support and guidance of WorkSource Middle Georgia, her story transformed into one of resilience and success. Initially an office manager for a septic company, Elizabeth’s journey started with a diverse background, including roles as a restaurant manager and private dining server.
As she pursued her first degree in Health Services Administration, Elizabeth faced challenges finding a job aligned with her aspirations. The generalized nature of her degree made the job search difficult, and she decided to stay in the restaurant industry. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Elizabeth faced a pivotal moment.
Losing her job and experiencing job loss with her husband, a restaurant manager, Elizabeth needed a lifeline. Remembering the support available through Workforce during her orientation at Middle Georgia, she reached out to WorkSource for assistance.
Despite initial apprehensions, Elizabeth found that the process with WorkSource was seamless and supportive. They took care of the paperwork, contacted her campus, and handled the transition process. Elizabeth was back on track in just weeks, armed with the support needed to navigate her challenges.
During this period, Elizabeth became a full-time student, and Work Source was crucial in covering her tuition and expenses. As a veteran, her husband also received support in transitioning to a new career in grocery. WorkSource’s assistance eased their financial burdens and helped Elizabeth transition from a broad degree in Health Services Administration to a specific nursing degree.
The impact of WorkSource’s support was transformative. Elizabeth’s success story is a testament to the comprehensive assistance she received – from covering tuition and expenses to providing a technology allowance. This support allowed her to focus on her studies and ultimately graduate from nursing school.
Today, Elizabeth stands as a testament to the power of WorkSource in empowering individuals to overcome career challenges, pursue education, and secure a sustainable future. Her success story reflects not only her resilience but also the pivotal role that WorkSource played in shaping her journey toward a fulfilling and lasting career in nursing.