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Golden Sierra WIB

Meet Robin

Workforce Challenge

After working in the customer service field for 15 years, Robin became unemployed. She had been unemployed for over a year and though she looked for work every day, she only had six or seven interviews. She decided to follow her passion and get a certificate as a Baking & Pastry Specialist.

Workforce Solution

Robin researched her prospective field. She conducted eight informational interviews of employers and employees working in the baking and pastry field. She also visited three schools that offered this certificate. Robin stated, "By going through the process I was able to gain a lot of good information in the the baking / pastry chef field. I recommend going this route for anyone who wants job training or is thinking about starting a new career.

Robin was referred to a Case Manager at Golden Sierra to complete her training plans.

Outcomes & Benefits

Through WIA funding, Robin received a scholarship to help pay for her training. She will soon start her baking and pastry program and is very excited about her new career path.

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