Octavio from Tucson, AZ

I'm training to be an EMT. A laptop will enable me to complete my online classes!

With a laptop, I can complete classes while working full time. This will be my first step towards my dream of becoming a nurse practitioner.

My need and situation

I am a 23-year-old first generation citizen of the United States from an immigrant family. I work as an EMT and am going back to school to further my career in the medical field. I help support my siblings and grandmother with income.

My goals are to attend online classes in January in order to graduate with an Associates in EMS Paramedicine. I enjoy being a first responder and being able to help people in need. It's my first step towards my dream of becoming a nurse practitioner.

I need a laptop in order to be able to do my online classes. My old laptop no longer works. I would be doing my online classes during breaks at work. It could be in an ambulance or in an EMS Room and need one small enough and portable enough to use anywhere.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to move forward with my goals. My work schedule varies and I don't know when I would be able to sit down at a library or school to do my studying.

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This need has been validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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

Octavio is working with Arizona @ Work and HPOG HOPES to obtain funding for his Paramedic program. He has a while to wait until he starts but is getting everything lined in place so he is ready. Meeting this need will help Octavio in that his job involves a lot traveling and he would be on call. He doesn't have a specific schedule because of this so this laptop would be beneficial. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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