Sammy

Sammy from Tucson, AZ

Formerly homeless vet training for a new career. I need a laptop to make it happen!

A laptop will enable me to complete my Medical Technician program and obtain steady employment in the healthcare field.

My need and situation

I am a 40-year-old single mother of two little ones. I am a military veteran. I am unemployed and trying to get a job. I am going through several different employment programs and going to college. I have been homeless for several years. I have been housed through the HUD/VASH for homeless veterans since 2014.

My goals are to obtain employment and to continue my studies but my ultimate dream is to become a medical doctor. By going through my Medical Technician program, I will be able to obtain steady employment which will help me to focus on my dream.

I need a laptop for my online classes, to do homework, school, and other activities that require the use of a portable device. Once I have a job, I will not have the time to use public computers.

Meeting this need will help me because my attendance for school will improve and homework will be completed on time.

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Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center (What does this mean?)

Sammy has been working with Arizona @ Work in order to get into her Medical Lab Technician program at Pima Community College. She has been steadfast in doing the requirements to get started and is almost set to begin. For her program, it is required to have online access for her assignments and exams. She has two young children she takes care of and is very active in her job search. Her time is split between her responsibilities and she is hoping to get a laptop computer before she begins to help her out with it.

About Byron

I am a Workforce Development Specialist employed by the Tucson Urban League to work at the Pima County One-Stop Career Center. I am part of an inter-agency team providing career development services for adult job seekers. I assist participants to develop an individual employment plan based on an… Read more