TSWDB Success Story: Ashley Rothove

Ashley Rothove
Ashley Rothove

Ashley Rothove was a military dependent who spent her entire life moving from state to state and school to school. The constant relocation eventually took a toll on her desire to learn, and she ended up having to repeat a grade. Ashley began to hang out with the wrong crowd, and she dropped out of high school in the 10th grade.

After dropping out of school, Ashley moved out on her own and found a minimum wage job. After she spent some time struggling financially and living paycheck to paycheck, Ashley began to realize how important having an education was and she made the decision to complete her high school education and earn a college degree.

Ashley enrolled into the Central Carolina Community College Adult High School Diploma program, and earned her Diploma in December of 2016. She decided to pursue a career in the healthcare industry, and was placed in a paid Work Experience opportunity with Universal Healthcare in Lillington as a Patient Care Assistant. After successfully completing her Work Experience, Universal Healthcare hired Ashley in a part-time position.

After Ashley successfully completing her paid work experience opportunity as a Patient Care Assistant, she was hired by Universal Healthcare as a Patient Care Aide in part-time unsubsidized employment earning $8.50 an hour. As a Patient Care Assistant, Ashley  is responsible for administering personal care and assists in transporting residents to activities and therapy in the building. Ashley is also responsible for distributing snack items to the residents and assists the nurses by reporting any behavioural concerns of the residents. Ashley is currently in the process of completing her eighty hours of training to become a certified Patient Care Assistant.

Ashley is currently enrolled at Fayetteville Technical Community College and is studying to become a Radiologist. She enjoys working in the medical field and is glad she made the decision to complete high school and enroll in college.

Ashley enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, is an avid bowler, and is always willing to give a helping hand in her community. Ashley is a dedicated individual who is committed to reaching her goals and is willing to put in the work necessary to achieve them. Ashley is always polite and respectful, and during her WIOA enrollment, she has gained the skills necessary to be more marketable and employable in the medical field through her time spent in her Work Experience Opportunity, and through the skills gained in her leadership development activities.


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