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Meet Aka

Workforce Challenge

As a mother of two young children, Aka was unemployed and struggling to make career choices. Previously, she worked in sales, but she decided to make a career change in the hopes of providing more for her family. Aka was anxious and uncertain about her future.

Workforce Solution

Aka visited the Carson One-Stop, and she was thrilled about all the services that were available. She was also impressed by staff professionalism and job market knowledge. Aka decided to enroll in a Human Resources Management certification course. She also completed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and attended the University of Phoenix to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education.

Outcomes & Benefits

Upon completion of the certification course and the Master's degree, Aka attended job fairs and received employment referrals. Thanks to the services provided and the training acquired, she started a new career in education at the Los Angeles Unified School District.


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