Meet Derrin Atwood
Gardena resident Derrin Atwood, 21, was interested in pursuing a profession in health sciences. While attending part-time classes at Compton College, she turned to the South Bay One-Stop in Gardena for help.
After orientation, Derrin attended the Blueprint for Workplace Success job preparation course. She successfully finished 200 hours of compensated Paid Work Experience at a Gardena partner worksite.
Outcome and Benefits:
Derrin found employment as an administrative assistant at a nearby funeral home, acquired an interest in the funeral sector, and was promoted to a managerial position.
Derrin is enrolled in classes in pathology, anatomy, embalming and restorative procedures, physiology, and funeral law, with the goal of becoming an embalmer.