Meet Marlene Grosch - Redondo Beach

Workforce Challenge:

Marlene Grosch was laid off from a large aerospace company after 29 years. She had worked her way up from an administrative assistant to a position in Design Engineering. As a result of this large layoff all the employees attended a two-day career transition workshop conducted by a representative from Beach Cities One-Stop. During the workshop, the presenter assisted them in; building a resume, searching for employment and how to better market themselves through networking and social media.

Workforce Solution:

Seeing little future in the aerospace industry without a college degree, Marlene and her counselor developed a plan for her to transition into healthcare. She learned that this industry offered excellent employment and job growth opportunities. Marlene enrolled in the Vocational Nursing program at Pacific College in Costa Mesa, completed training, subsequently passed the state exam as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Outcome and Benefits:

Meet Marlene Grosch - Redondo Beach

In late 2014, Marlene was hired by Molina Healthcare in Long Beach as a Clinical Review Clinician LVN doing Prior Authorization for Medicare. She was recently promoted to Supervisor of Utilization Management II and is earning more than $70,000 annually.

In late 2014, Marlene was hired by Molina Healthcare in Long Beach as a Clinical Review Clinician LVN doing Prior Authorization for Medicare. She was recently promoted to Supervisor of Utilization Management II.