Meet Paul Jones - Inglewood

Workforce Challenge:

Paul Jones, 54, of Inglewood diligently worked for KAI-TEZ Inc. as a Personal Care Assistant for several years before he was let go in early 2014. Run-ins with the law during his youth came back to haunt Mr. Jones, making it difficult to find new employment. This challenge was augmented by the fact that Mr. Jones also did not have his high school diploma. Fortunately, Mr. Jones was informed by a Career Advisor at the Inglewood One-Stop about the New Opportunities Charter School and subsequently earned his diploma. Determined to turn his life around, Mr. Jones received additional training and employment services through the Inglewood One-Stop.

Workforce Solution:

As his fortunes continued to turn, Mr. Jones was informed that he was eligible to receive funding for training under the Adult program. While attending the New Opportunities Charter School he began volunteering his time there and found fulfillment in helping people overcome obstacles. Looking to give back, Mr. Jones based his training goal around helping others and went through the Addiction Treatment Counseling training through an I-Train-Approved provider.

Outcome and Benefits:


Meet Paul Jones - Inglewood

Upon completion of his classroom training and externship, Mr. Jones was hired as a counselor helping individuals struggling with alcohol and drug abuse and now enjoys offering assistance to those similarly in need of life- and career-altering programs.

Mr. Jones was hired as a counselor helping individuals struggling with alcohol and drug abuse and now enjoys offering assistance to those similarly in need of life- and career-altering programs.