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County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board

Meet Luis

Workforce Challenge

Luis was in his senior year at Apple Valley High School and did not have a job or a place to live. He stayed with friends and whoever would take him in. His living situation quickly began to affect his school and self esteem. Everything was a struggle.

Workforce Solution

Fortunately, Luis learned about a County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board program through an announcement at his school. Luis decided to attend the program presentation to learn more. At the meeting, Luis found out he qualified and that the program would provide everything from job assistance to help with school. It was just what he needed to get back on track.

Through the Workforce Investment Board program, Luis built necessary job and life skills training and was eventually placed at Best Buy in Apple Valley for work experience. When his work experience period ended, Best Buy hired him on permanently as a customer service representative.

Outcomes & Benefits

Today, Luis is attending school full time while working. With his steady income from Best Buy, Luis was able to get a place of his own with a roommate and purchase a car.

“The Workforce Investment Board allowed me to get my foot in the door to a new start. I owe the program so much and appreciate everything that has been done for me. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity.”

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