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Thirty-Five Years of Dedication Pays Off

After a career in various office environments, Lisa connected with the WorkSmart Network. She had extensive experience, but not degree or specialty. She was determined to change that.

A headshot of Lisa Brooks.The WorkSmart Network offered Lisa the support and funding she needed through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to advance her career. She received help charting a doable course for the degree she had been trying to obtain for 35 years.

“For me, obtaining this degree at Madison College has strengthened my confidence, rekindled my innate desire to ask “What about this?” and retooled my skills into a vibrant professional presence to bring into my Administrative Professional career. I am grateful to you all in the WorkSmart Network and every department at Madison College,” said Lisa.

This spring, Lisa celebrated her graduation from Madison College and received a technical diploma in the Administrative Professional program. She’s now at the Department of Employee Trust Funds. Congratulations Lisa!