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Sutter County One Stop


Meet Donna

Workforce Challenge

Donna Sorenson came to Sutter County One Stop after a friend told her about the business courses offered through their training partners. She had been a stay-at-home mom and had been out of the workforce for over 27 years. When she quit working, businesses were still using typewriters, not computers. When family finances became strained, she began looking for a job, but did not have any success.

Workforce Solution

After attending the orientation meeting at Sutter County One Stop she learned that she qualified for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program, which helped pay for her required books and testing fees. Donna enrolled in classes to learn computer skills, bookkeeping, and office management skills. While a student, Donna served as Secretary on the Student Advisory Council and at graduation in 2011 she received a “Student of the Year” award.

Outcomes & Benefits

Equipped with the tools and skills she had acquired, she was soon hired at Grays Business Services in August of 2011. She continues to refine her skills on the job as she works as a bookkeeper and tax preparer.


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