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Meet Derrin Atwood

Workforce Challenge:

Gardena resident Derrin Atwood, 21, was interested in pursuing a profession in health sciences. While attending part-time classes at Compton College, she turned to the South Bay One-Stop in Gardena for help.


Workforce Solution:

After orientation, Derrin attended the Blueprint for Workplace Success job preparation course. She successfully finished 200 hours of compensated Paid Work Experience at a Gardena partner worksite.

Outcome and Benefits:

Derrin found employment as an administrative assistant at a nearby funeral home, acquired an interest in the funeral sector, and was promoted to a managerial position.

Derrin is enrolled in classes in pathology, anatomy, embalming and restorative procedures, physiology, and funeral law, with the goal of becoming an embalmer.

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