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Meet Jennah

Workforce Challenge

Although she was a high school graduate, Jennah came to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program at Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (VACE) unsure of a career direction or how to position herself for a job. She wanted to go to college, but could not do so without a way to financially support herself.

Workforce Solution

With the assistance of her WIA case manager, Jennah decided to enter into training to learn basic accounting and QuickBooks in an effort to make her more attractive as a new hire, enter into the workplace at a higher paying and more desirable job, and enroll in college with a stable income. She enrolled in training at The Technology Development Center (TDC) with VACE WIA covering the training costs of the program as well as supportive services for transportation. A motivated student, she finished her coursework early, which allowed her to learn additional computer skills and accounting techniques to supplement her certificate.

Outcomes & Benefits

The WIA career employment specialist at VACE worked with Jennah on her resume and interviewing skills, and WIA provided appropriate interview attire. Jennah mounted her own job search via the internet, and after a few interviews was hired at a law office very close to where she lives in Camarillo with her family. Jennah is currently working part time as a legal file clerk and is enrolled at Moorpark College.

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