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STUDENT PROFILE: Rebecca and OC WIB

Rebecca enrolled in the Orange County Workforce Development Board’s Young Adult Career Program because she was struggling to attend school and find employment. Rebecca graduated from Caesar Chavez High School in Cypress and was attending post-secondary school at Everest College/CNI College in Tustin to complete the Medical Assistant Certificate Program. While attending post-secondary school, Rebecca struggled to secure basic necessities such as food, clothing, transportation, and scrubs for her unpaid externship at a local clinic. The program was able to assist her in providing supportive services to help alleviate the cost of some of her necessities. Rebecca was able to complete workshops to improve her knowledge of time management, conflict resolution, and professional etiquette. She received guidance in creating a resume and interview skills. With the program’s help, Rebecca was able to complete the Medical Assistant Program, obtained a certificate, and passed the Medical Exam. With the encouragement of the staff Rebecca has more confidence to focus on longer term goals, such as working in the Healthcare field as a Medical Assistant and eventually to become a Surgery Technician.

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