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County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board

Meet Tim

Workforce Challenge

Tim enjoyed his job as a Dean of Education at a private post-secondary school. When enrollment numbers declined, as a newer dean, he was laid off. He was decimated. However, he looked to the future and decided to find new opportunities. Even with a dynamic background of military service, aerospace experience, secondary education, and three degrees in technology and management, he didn't know where to start.

Workforce Solution

Tim discovered the Rancho Cucamonga Employment Resource Center, and although at first skeptical, he went to the orientation session, attended the veterans workshop, and posted his resume on the job search site. The more he became involved in the process, the more impressed he became with the assistance the center provided, helping him with unemployment benefits and finding the right career counselor. Through the WIA, he discovered other opportunities than those he previously considered. They assisted him in securing training in new skills that would help him transition to corporate and school auditing, a slightly different career that complimented his current education and experience.

Outcomes & Benefits

With the help of the WIB, Tim is now enrolled in the Microsoft Office Professional Certification Training and on his way to a new career.

“I believe the personal touch of the counselors, the front desk, and the EDD staff makes a huge difference in someone returning to the workforce,” states Tim. “Without the dedication of Elisa and Brenda and the funding, I would not be able to move forward and return to the workforce.”

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