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Workforce Development Department, County of San Bernardino

Meet Gilbert

Workforce Challenge

After 32 years with the same company, Gilbert was laid off from his job as a press operator/roll tender. To help him find a new job, Gilbert was referred to the Workforce Investment Board’s program by the State of California’s Employment Development Department at his Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

Workforce Solution

The Workforce Investment Board provided career counseling and advisement, supportive services for transportation and books, Live Scan for employment, job leads and referrals. These services helped Gilbert find a new career field and helped him achieve his goals by applying for grants through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Veteran Retraining Assistance Program and the Workforce Investment Act.

Outcomes & Benefits

Gilbert is now employed part-time as a Campus Police Security Guard for the Apple Valley Unified School District and for Lockheed Martin in a security position. Gilbert claims that the support, encouragement and expertise he received through the Workforce Investment Board has been life changing, and that the Workforce Investment Board services have played a major part in his “reincarnation.”

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