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County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board

Meet Albert

Workforce Challenge

Albert was an experienced groundsman for the Veteran’s Administration in Barstow, CA but he was getting older and the physical work was getting harder for him to do. Working outside in the winter in the desert was not a practical long-term career. Albert knew he needed a career change, but without the necessary training and skills for a new career, he did not know how to proceed.

Workforce Solution

Albert heard about the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board and went to one of their Employment Resource Centers for help. He attended workshops and started to research career options. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board helped him identify opportunities and assisted with training for a new career. With assistance from Workforce Investment Board advisors, Albert chose to take classes for mechanical and solar technology.

Outcomes & Benefits

After completing his training, it did not take Albert long to find employment. He searched for job openings at the Employment Resource Center and quickly applied for one he found. He was hired almost immediately at NRG Energy/Ivanpah Solar.

“At 60 years of age, my job prospects felt pretty slim,” states Albert. “I needed a change of profession but how, and where? Right after training with County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board, I found an employment ad that directly applied to the training I had received. This old dog has learned some new tricks!”

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