Lucila Prescott had experience as a medical assistant earning $15 per hour, but when her contract job concluded, she found it challenging to obtain employment. She even applied for minimum wage jobs, but found no success. Lucila was unemployed for over a year when she learned of the High Desert America’s Job Center of California.

Lucila’s skills were assessed and the Workforce Development Board granted her funding for licensed vocational nurse training through Concorde Career College. She was also provided with transportation assistance. With hard work and determination, Lucila finished third in her class in the 97 percentile. She was bestowed the Professional Student Award, Student of the Term Award, and the Shining Star Award three times. Her perfect attendance is testament of her commitment to build a successful career.

Today Lucila is working full-time as a licensed vocational nurse at Beaver Medical Clinic in Colton, earning $17.89 per hour. “I would not have been able to afford training without the assistance from the Workforce Development Board,” Lucila said gratefully.