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South Bay Workforce Investment Board


Meet Ruben

Workforce Challenge

Ruben was working as a manager-in-training for a car rental company when he failed training and subsequently, lost his job. He needed to find employment that would allow him to provide for his family, which included his parents and younger siblings. He soon realized that in order to find better employment, he needed to enhance his skills. Ruben decided to revisit the Employment Development Department, and he was referred to the Gardena One-Stop

Workforce Solution

Eligible to receive funding under the WIA Adult Program, Ruben enrolled at the American Career College to pursue a career as a Pharmacy Technician.

Outcomes & Benefits

Upon completion of the program and externship, Ruben was offered and accepted a Lead Pharmacy Technician position with Biofusion Pharmacy in Torrance. He is excited to be providing for his family, and he is extremely satisfied with his new career path.


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