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Foothill Workforce Investment Board


Meet Leonardo

Workforce Challenge

Leonardo enrolled as a client of Foothill WIB in January 2012 after 18 months of unemployment. He had been laid off from the US Census Bureau and had been unable to find a new job. His work history was very weak, with no defined career path and limited job skills.

Workforce Solution

Leonardo learned that funding was available for job training through the Multi-Sector Partnership program. Working with a case manager to review his work history and experience, they determined that Leonardo needed vocational training to help him gain skills that would help him return to the workforce.

Leonardo was encouraged to use labor market information to research careers and decide what type of training he'd like to pursue.

Outcomes & Benefits

Leonardo decided to train as a Communication Technician. He began his 27 week program in April 2012 and finished in November 2012. By February 2013, he secured a full time position at $17/hr with Binder Metals.


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