Meet Victor

Story submitted by: Hub Cities WorkSource Center

Workforce Challenge

Victor is the first in his family of five to graduate from high school and attend post-secondary education: he is enrolled at Long Beach City College. He needed to gain work experience, and so he enrolled in the WIA Youth In-School Program in March, 2010 at Hub Cities WorkSource Center. Victor was eager to get some work experience and find a career, but he was very shy and felt intimidated by the process.

Workforce Solution

At Hub Cities, Victor reviewed the available worksites for youth employment and was interested in conducting his work experience at a local elementary school as a Teacher’s Aide. His Case Manager thought this would be a good fit to bring Victor out of his shell, learn some basic workplace skills, and help him earn money for school.

Outcomes & Benefits

Through this work experience, Victor overcame his shyness and gained greater self confidence. He accepted employment with L.A.U.S.D at Hope Elementary School on a part-time basis while he attends college. He greatly appreciated Hub Cities for helping him with his new career path.

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