“After being downsized, I was informed of my options for new skills training by the Missouri Career Center. They helped me to obtain the information to have my school expenses paid, and to continue to receive unemployment benefits while attending vocational training in medical transcription. Being over 50, I was unsure if I would be able to balance life, school and be successful. I was fortunate enough to do my internship through Heartland Regional Medical Center, where I learned how to register patients, insurance filing, customer service, and the importance of information accuracy. Upon completion, I had a job waiting for me. I will never be able to thank all the people who helped me obtain the education and experience and for guiding me in the direction I needed to turn. Without the programs offered at the Missouri Career Center I would not have a job that I love and look forward to going to everyday.” -- Clara M.