Many students helped by Workforce funds face hurdles as they train for a new job, and Khumar Ibrar is no exception.
Khumar has excelled at Highline for four years, juggling classes and homework with the challenges of raising six young children.
She started pre-requisites for Highline’s Respiratory Care program when her twins were just six months old and her quadruplets were toddlers, and she hasn’t taken a quarter off since. Khumar is now on track to finish her Respiratory Care AAS degree this spring, with a GPA (at press time) of 3.7.
“If I didn’t get childcare, I couldn’t do anything,” said Khumar, who receives free child care through Workforce’s BFET program.
Workforce and Federal Financial Aid funds have also helped pay for her program.