Meet Rodney Hironymous
Rodney Hironymous contacted the South Bay One-Stop in Gardena after his layoff in 2020. Despite his 10-year extensive background in the automotive industry and working for industry giants such as Toyota and Honda, the effects of the pandemic left Rodney with limited options.
Working with his career counselor, Rodney decided to pursue a Business Fundamentals Course through I-TRAIN partner UCLA Extension. While on track to completing his program, Rodney secured employment with Los Angeles Unified School District as a Contract Administrative Analyst.
Outcome and Benefits:
Rodney reintegrated into the workforce in an entirely new and pandemic-proof industry and is earning a higher wage than through his previous employment.
“This is permanent employment with all the state benefits. My training proved invaluable in securing the job. I used a final paper I wrote for my class to demonstrate my skills. I received the offer the next day. I truly owe this entirely to the SBWIB.”