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Meet Jose

Workforce Challenge

Jose was an at risk youth who was determined to distance himself from the gang culture and pursue education in the hopes of landing a good job and self sufficiency. Jose was passionate about his love of cars and had a desire to become a mechanic

Workforce Solution

Jose was awarded funds to train in the field of Automotive Service Technology. Jose participated in the Automotive Light Duty training program offered by Rio Hondo College. Jose proved to be a diligent student and maintained his dedication to his goal of becoming a mechanic. He became a model student, completed his training with honors.

Outcomes & Benefits

Jose has successfully completed 5 automotive certifications. He will finish with his Associates Degree in Auto Technology in May 2013. Currently, Jose is working as an auto technician at Nick Alexander BMW Dealership in Los Angeles. Jose is being considered for the BMW METRO STEP program which is a training development program for highly-skilled BMW service technicians. This program is available only to the top performing graduates of the country's best transportation industry technical school. This opportunity for Jose will lead to substantial wage earnings and he will achieve his ultimate goal of employment in his goal career.

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