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Meet Symbol Sims

Workforce Challenge:

As a high school senior, Symbol Sims sought services to explore his potential career pathways. He signed up for a Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Pre-Apprenticeship Training certificate program. Symbol continued to explore the option to attend college after high school, but affordability was a challenge.


Workforce Solution:

Through the South Bay Workforce Investment Board’s partnership, Symbol was connected to the U.S Army ROTC scholarship.

Outcome and Benefits:

He applied for the scholarship and was awarded a three-year $30,000 ARMY ROTC scholarship to attend California State University, Los Angeles (UCLA), and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.

This scholarship will help Symbol overcome his financial concerns and allow him to focus on his academics, which will increase his chances of staying in school and graduating on time.

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