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Meet Zaida Rodriguez DiRoma

Zaida Rodriguez was a new graduate who connected with the South Bay One Stop after completing her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the Aero-Flex Pre-Apprenticeship program with funding provided by the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity. She received work readiness and technical skills training and completed a Paid Work Experience assignment at LISI Aerospace in Torrance as an Intern in the Maintenance department.

After Zaida completed her internship, she was offered a Maintenance Engineer Internship with LISI and shortly thereafter was converted to a full time Maintenance Project Engineer.


“When I got my internship at LISI Aerospace, I wasn’t sure what to expect because I had no experience with maintenance or machinery. This was an opportunity for me to discover something new, and I discovered a career path that I initially never thought would be in my plans.”

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