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Latia of Steelton always wanted to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but life got in the way. When she learned about the Road to Success initiative she decided it was time to take action in her life.
Road to Success is a community initiative to help individuals earn and keep jobs with opportunities for advancement.
Latia connected to the program through Tri-County OIC, which provides academic and job readiness skills in addition to case management support during the first year of employment.
In the spring of 2020, Latia began her career as a CNA at Asbury Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg. CNA’s are front-line workers who provide essential care to individuals in hospitals, inpatient care facilities and in their homes.
“Latia applied during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been a great addition to our team.” Ashley Deppe, HR generalist at Asbury Bethany Village says.
“My life feels great,” Latia says. “You have to push yourself and continue to work hard to get your dreams answered.”