Meet Kandace Kuwahara

Workforce Challenge:

Kandace Kuwahara was laid off after working for Transamerica as a graphic artist for more than 14 years. She had difficulty finding employment and turned to the South Bay One-Stop Business & Career Centers - Gardena to find out about employment services.

Workforce Solution:

Kandace received assistance with vocational training to enhance her skills. She asked if she could enroll in the Real Estate Principles, Practice and Property Management course at the University of Western California. Her goal was to enhance her skills and get into the workforce to become gainfully employed again.

Outcome and Benefits:

Meet Kandace Kuwahara

After earning her certificate, Kandace received job search and resume writing assistance. Not long after, she secured a job as a graphic artist with Bobit Business Media in Torrance earning; and has opportunities for professional growth within the company. She is also continuing her real estate principles and practices training.

“It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience working with the Gardena One-stop
staff. They have outstanding services and I felt supported the entire time.”