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Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network

Meet Betty

Workforce Challenge

Betty had been laid off from a large aircraft manufacturer. She had over 26 years of Software Engineering experience, but was collecting UI benefits and had been unable to find a new position.

Workforce Solution

The CA EDD sent Betty a letter inviting her to an orientation at the Pacific Gateway Workforce center. She learned about the training programs offered through the Multi Sector Workforce Partnership grant. Betty took an assessment and was was enrolled at a program at Cal Poly Pomona to receive her CompTIA Security+ certification. The online course would give her an industry certification that, combined with her years of experience, would make Betty more marketable for employment.

Outcomes & Benefits

Betty completed her online course in record time. She updated her resume and will be actively job searching and applying the certification she earned toward a new career and a better future.

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