Caring for Others

Story submitted by: Hub Cities WorkSource Center

Workforce Challenge

Ms. B was referred to Hub Cities WorkSource Center by the L.A. County by Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). She is a 25 year old single mother of 2. She had searched for a
job for a long time but was unable to find employment because of several barriers such as no work history, limited skills and low educational attainment. She was interested in a job in health care, but needed assistance to reach this goal.

Workforce Solution

Through DPSS, she learned that she could qualify for vocational training through the WIA Adult Program offered at Hub Cities WorkSource Center. After visiting the Center, she narrowed her interest to becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Ms. B was approved for vocational training at Computer Institute of Technology. She completed the training and received three certificates: as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide and Restorative Nurse Assistant.

Outcomes & Benefits

Ms. B. works as a nursing assistant in Norwalk and will soon be able to support her family without public assistance. She has expressed her interest in continuing her education to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

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