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Golden Sierra Workforce Investment Board

Meet Summer

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Workforce Challenge

Summer came to Golden Sierra feeling hopeless and lost. She was trying to secure employment as a caregiver. Despite having experience, no one would hire her without a CNA license. “I knew I needed to get training to become a nursing assistant but was not able to come up with the funds," she said.

Workforce Solution

Summer was determined to find a good job in order to support herself and family. She applied for a training scholarship after learning about the Workforce Investment Act. Part of her application included researching potential careers. When Summer completed her labor market research she remarked, “I am thankful for the research I had to do prior to my training. It helped me realize this was the right field for me and I was picking the right school." With guidance from her case manager, Summer clarified her goals and identified solutions to any obstacles that might prevent her from becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Outcomes & Benefits

Summer studied and worked hard throughout her training. “As soon as I passed my state test I had doors opening everywhere. Before I completed training, I felt like I was never going to find work. Two days after my test, I had three job interviews. Employers were practically begging me to work for them.! Summer is currently employed full-time as a CNA in a local skilled nursing facility. “I highly recommend getting help from the One-Stop. They will help you achieve your goals!”

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