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Workforce Development Dept., Co. of San Bernardino


Meet Carmen

Workforce Challenge

Carmen experienced immense stress surrounding her parents’ divorce and a subsequent move to Chino. It shook her confidence and made her anxious about the future. Fortunately, during this time Carmen was referred to the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s youth employment program and placed with the Career Institute.

Workforce Solution

At the Career Institute, Carmen expressed an interest in nursing and her mentor helped her enroll in a Certified Nursing Assistant program. Within six months she gained her Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate and completed courses as a Home Health Aide and in customer service.

Outcomes & Benefits

Today, Carmen has confidence, stronger communication skills, and life vision because of the assistance she received from the Workforce Investment Board. She is now applying for jobs in the medical field and pursuing a degree in nursing.


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