Meet Michael

Story submitted by: Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board

Workforce Challenge

Michael, 20 years old, was referred to the Summer Youth Employment Program by a counselor at San Gabriel Conservation Corps. Michael had never held a job and was excited to have the opportunity to work and be able to support his two children.

Workforce Solution

Michael was assigned to AJ Wright in El Monte as a customer clerk trainee. In September, the store manager noted Michael’s willingness to help both customers and other employees. He’d been proactive and eager to learn throughout the program.

Outcomes & Benefits

Michael’s hard work paid off when he was hired as a full time employee after the summer ended. Through summer youth employment, he had learned new skills and was preparing for a more positive future.

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