Meet Peter Palmero
Peter Palmero, at age 31 was referred to the South Bay One-Stop Center in Inglewood within two weeks of his release from incarceration to access employment and training services for probationers. Unfortunately, Peter had unstable work history and limited skills due to multiple incarcerations over the last 12 years.
His career counselor worked with Peter’s probation officer and enrolled him in the Coastline Community College Core Competency Construction course. Peter received a $1,000 stipend from the LA County Probation INVEST program to help him during the four-week program.
Outcome and Benefits:
Upon completing his training, Peter received a nearly $1,100 tool kit to increase his chances of gaining employment in the drywall trade. He was soon hired as a drywall installer by Treasure Drywall in Lakewood at a starting wage of $25 an hour.
“The Inglewood One-Stop Center was extremely helpful in my transformation and reintegration back as a
successful member of society.”