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Workforce Development Board - San Bernardino County

Meet Debbie

Workforce Challenge

As a high school dropout who had been unemployed for several years, Debbie sought help to continue her education. She contacted Apple Valley School District and was told that she was qualified to join the @LIKE program, which reconnects young adults to education or a stable job.

Workforce Solution

Debbie was enrolled in the @LIKE program. As well as receiving help and guidance to get back into high school, she learned valuable work skills such as computing, interview techniques and resume writing. She also earned Career Readiness Certification and was provided travel and uniform reimbursement for work.

Outcomes & Benefits

Debbie is on target to graduate from high school, and her achievements helped her secure a job in the Environmental Services Department at St. Mary Medical Center. She has been recognized as an outstanding employee on several occasions. Debbie now plans to enroll in Victor Valley College. She says, "This program has helped me change my life in many ways, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity."

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