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San Joaquin County WorkNet/EEDD

Meet Francisco

Workforce Challenge

Francisco first visited our Center in February 2012. He was one of many hit hard by the recession in San Joaquin County. He had been with his company for 10 years in Quality Control prior to being laid off when the plant closed.

Workforce Solution

Francisco was enrolled in San Joaquin Worknet's NEG Grant program, but he needed encouragement and support as he began to explore his career options. After some research, Francisco decided to pursue training as a welder.

Worknet has a strong partnership with the partner agencies and he was able to go to welding school using Trade Adjustment Assistance funds. After completing training and receiving his certificate in welding, Francisco was placed into an On the Job Training contract with a local employer to further learn skills needed for employment.

Outcomes & Benefits

Upon completing his On the Job Training, Francisco was hired full time by the company. He is now working in his new job and has career opportunities in his new trade.

"I am so happy you guys helped me," said Francisco. "I am so happy to be working and doing something new!"

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