Thomas participated in the WIOA Connect to Your Future (CYF) youth program at Workforce Services Division of Will County. After obtaining his GED in a very short time, he was excited to continue his education with the help of the CYF program.
Thomas enrolled in Joliet Junior College, first obtaining his CNA certificate and then enrolling in the Registered Nursing Program. In May 2020 through hard work and dedication, he earned his AAS degree in Nursing. He accepted a position as a Registered Nurse at Silver Cross Hospital and is making over $25/hr.
To honor his achievements, Thomas was the recipient of the Individual Achievement Award issued by the Illinois Workforce Partnership. Congratulations!