Meet Sayed Aminzai - Boyle Heights

Workforce Challenge:

41 year old Sayed Aminzai along with his wife and four children emigrated to the U.S. from their native Afghanistan in January 2016. They eventually settled in Covina, Ca, and he began searching for employment while attending classes at Mt. San Antonio College. Realizing that his nominal financial aid wasn’t sufficient to sustain their household, Mr. Aminzai began job searching.

Meet Sayed Aminzai - Boyle Heights

Workforce Solution:

Mr. Aminzai found out about the International Institute of Los Angeles in Boyle Heights where he enrolled in the GAIN program and learned about the Transitional Subsidized Employment (TSE) program. Having previously served as the CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, and then as Translator/Publication Manager for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Afghanistan, his case worker was able to match up his skill set with a number of potential employers who utilize TSE applicants.

Outcome and Benefits:

One of which was the nonprofit Human-I-T which provides refurbished technology, digital literacy and vocational training to individuals and other nonprofit groups. Mr. Aminzai was interviewed and offered a job at the firm’s Commerce facility. At the conclusion of his TSE assignment, he was hired full time as the Logistics Manager.

“I am very appreciative for the support I received from the GAIN staff and the TSE program.”