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Meet Elizabeth Nguyen

Workforce Challenge:

Elizabeth Nguyen, a 52-year-old resident of Carson, was laid off from her machine operator job due to COVID-19 downsizings. After two years of unemployment, she sought assistance from the South Bay One-Stop Center in Carson and enrolled in the dislocated worker program.

Workforce Solution:

Despite limited English skills, Elizabeth expressed interest in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and was referred to Pathways College LLC Nursing and Health Care Careers. She also received English as a Second Language (ESL) support.

Meet Elizabeth Nguyen

Outcome and Benefits:

Elizabeth completed the Nurse Assistant program and passed her state license exam on the first try. She was subsequently offered a nursing assistant position at Villa del Sol Post Acute in Bellflower, earning a 65% increase from her previous job.

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