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Meet Araceli

Workforce Challenge

Araceli worked as a teachers aide, but was laid off due to budget cuts. As a 37 year old single mother, she had several challenges to overcome; she spoke limited English and had few job skills to help her find a new position.

Workforce Solution

Araceli heard about CCD’s Compton WorkSource Center through their NEG marketing outreach to those affected by layoffs from specific companies. Araceli attended an orientation session at the Compton WorkSource Center for Spanish speaking customers and afterwards was provided case management services. These services included an initial assessment and it was through these case management services that she learned she needed to expand her job skills.

Outcomes & Benefits

After her training, Araceli was hired as a Physical Therapy Aide at the Meridian Day Spa. She faced difficulties affording proper work attire and transportation but supportive services helped her overcome these obstacles. By following the path laid out through the NEG program, Araceli successfully rejoined the workforce and is now following a path to higher achievements. She eventually wants to obtain a position at a medical facility to provide comprehensive physical therapy services.

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