Sydney is 20 years old. After high school she got a job and found herself living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to pay the bills. Upon learning that her family could possibly lose their house, she decided she needed a skill and a better-paying job. The EOC helped her to complete her FAFSA and to realize that a return to school could be both affordable and lucrative. The marketable skills gained by education would secure her future. Sydney is in the Heating and Cooling program at KCKCC and will complete her program in July 2015.