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Workforce Development Dept., Co. of San Bernardino


Meet Michael

Workforce Challenge

Even though Michael had secured his Class A certification to drive commercial vehicles, he didn’t have a vehicle of his own, which made searching for work difficult. Michael was relying on public transportation to attend interviews and was not able to pursue job opportunities outside of Hesperia.

Workforce Solution

After hearing his predicament, the Skyway Trucking School referred Michael to the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s America’s Job Center of California for assistance. At the center, Michael received numerous no-cost services such as support with writing his resume, job referrals and funding for transportation. With the center’s help, Michael was offered an On-the-Job Training position as a Commercial Driver with Del’s Distribution.

Outcomes & Benefits

Michael is excited to use his Class A certification to build a career. He said: “I now have a career of which I can be proud. I able to work hard, save money to buy a car and find permanent housing.”


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