Julie Gutierrez (center) poses with Downtown-Pico Union WorkSource Center Senior Workforce Development Specialist Marcella Wong (left) and DACE WIOA Navigator Eleanor Comegys (right)
In partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE), the Downtown/Pico Union WorkSource Center provided funding for student and job seeker Julie Gutierrez’s training to become a Pharmacy Technician.

Julie called the WorkSource Center in April 2018 seeking assistance and was connected with Eleanor Comegys, a DACE Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Navigator. Eleanor told Julie about the Pharmacy Technician program at Evans Community Adult School.

After enrolling at the WorkSource Center, Julie received funding for her training in August and started the program at Evans. Julie said the support she received, specifically the support from Marcella Wong, the WorkSource Center’s Senior Workforce Development Specialist, allowed her to excel in the program while balancing studying and caring for her three children.

Julie stated she could not have done the training without the funding she received from the WorkSource Center.

Julie completed the program at Evans in January 2019, recently passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam, and has completed her Pharmacy Tech License application. She will soon start a new position as a Pharmacy Technician at CVS.

Learn about the various programs and benefits offered through EWDD Employment Services and WorkSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of February 11, 2019. Read this issue and more.