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Meet Charles Taylor - Carson

Workforce Challenge:

Charles Taylor, a low income individual on Parole, living in a transitional housing program as required by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, sought employment services from the South Bay Business & Career Center - Inglewood.


Workforce Solution:

After attending an orientation, he was deemed eligible and subsequently enrolled in the WIOA adult program and co enrolled in the partner Reentry Program with Friends Outside Los Angeles.

​After spending 12 years in state prison, the immediate need was to assist him with developing a career pathway plan to reach his desired employment objectives. After working with his case manager Gennifer Wecker, through various career counseling sessions, he was able to successfully develop an individual employment plan.

Outcome and Benefits:

Mr. Taylor decided to pursue training at RWM Fiber Optics in Carson where he began his Fiber Optics Broadband Technician program. In three months he completed his training program, obtained industry recognized certifications, and successfully secured full-time employment with HP Communications, Inc. as a Cable/Fiber Optic Technician. He is earning $15 per hour base pay with regular overtime and bonuses resulting in an approximate $24 per hour wage. In less than six months following his release, Mr. Taylor has made a successful reentry into the community and is grateful for the services provided by the South Bay Business & Career Center- Inglewood. He is now gainfully employed, saving for his apartment, and intends to pursue additional career advancement opportunities within the Utilities sector.

“Thank You - You guys provided me with the tools I needed the most to jump start my career and to get to where I want to go.”

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