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Workforce Development Department, San Bernardino County

Meet Carmen

Workforce Challenge

Carmen had immense stress over her parents’ divorce, as well as a subsequent move to Chino. Her confidence was shaken, and she was anxious about the future. Fortunately, during this time, Carmen was referred to the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s youth employment program.

Workforce Solution

Through the program, Carmen was placed with the Career Institute where she expressed an interest in nursing. With her mentor, she enrolled in a Certified Nursing Assistant program, and within six months, Carmen earned her Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate. She also completed courses as a Home Health Aide and in customer service.

Outcomes & Benefits

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

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