Veteran Vinicius Cosac (second from right), with WorkSource Career Coach Ernesto Garcia (far right), staffed the APAIT booth at the 2019 South LA Transcend Transgender Job Fair
A veteran who found a new job after the Vernon-Central/Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) WorkSource Center provided funding for his Electrocardiograph Technician training, staffed his organization’s booth at the “Transcend” South Los Angeles Transgender Job Fair.

Vinicius Cosac is a US Army veteran who was discharged from the armed forces in December 2000. After getting laid off in August 2018, Vinicius visited the Vernon-Central/LATTC seeking training opportunities and job placement assistance.

Veteran Career Coach Ernesto Garcia conducted an initial assessment and discovered that Vinicius possessed an extensive medical background. Ernesto recommended that Vinicius could benefit from training in Electrocardiography (ECG) to become an Electrocardiograph Technician to enhance his medical background.

Vinicius welcomed the ECG training, and appreciated the fact that it would be funded by the Vernon Central WorkSource.

On February 24, 2019, Vinicius successfully completed the Electrocardiograph Technician course and obtained a certificate of completion. As a result of the ECG Technician training, Vinicius obtained a job as a Medical Case Manager at Asian Pacific Age Intervention Team (APAIT), which had a table at the Transcend South Los Angeles Transgender Job Fair named "Transcend" on March 13, 2019 at LATTC.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of March 18, 2019. Read this issue and more.