Meet Edward Mares – Torrance

Workforce Challenge:

26-year-old Edward Mares had a very limited work history with his last position being in retail as a seasonal hire. He was attending classes at Cal State University Long Beach working towards getting his BA degree in Computer Engineering. He submitted his resume for a machinist position at L-3 Communications in Torrance but was informed he didn’t have enough experience.

Workforce Solution:

L-3 Communications had worked with the Torrance One-Stop Center several times in filling positions and reached out to the One-Stop Center to see if Edward might be eligible for a paid OJT work contract. The One-Stop Center reviewed Edward’s light machinery experience history he gained from college classes and was able to qualify him for the WIOA OJT program.

Outcome and Benefits:

Meet Edward Mares – Torrance

Edward successfully completed the three-month OJT and was hired for a full time position by L-3 as a Machinist Precision B.

"Edward is grateful for the help he received from the Torrance One-Stop Center staff in qualifying him for the OJT training and thanks L3 Technologies for giving him the opportunity to succeed."