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South Bay Workforce Investment Board

Meet Katrina

Workforce Challenge

Katrina lives with her three siblings, mother and two grandparents. She wanted to help her mother provide financially for the family. Katrina attended one of the Fit for Gold presentations at her school, and she made an appointment to see if she would be eligible for a work experience.

Workforce Solution

Katrina was eligible, and she began the 30-hour mandatory training. Through the program, Katrina's can-do, positive attitude and demonstrated leadership stood out among the other cadets. Upon program completion, she was placed in a tutoring work experience at Ramona Elementary School, where she quickly became a role model of hard work, reliability and responsibility.

Outcomes & Benefits

Through the work experience, Katrina was able to help her mother provide financially for the family. Now, after the work experience, Katrina has graduated from High School and enlisted with the California Army National Guard. The Fit for Gold program was so inspirational to her that she now plans to pursue a career in teaching.

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