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 individualized assessment. For those who lack the skills necessary to obtain employment, we provide assistance with occupational training and/or adult education. I guide participants in researching the labor market, interviewing people in their chosen field, reviewing schools, degrees and certificates, and developing a thorough training plan. I also provide support and resources for participants during their job search and follow up after they get hired to ensure a smooth transition to, and retention of, employment.
What I like about my job is that I am able to help people reach their goals to secure employment. The training we provide helps them with this.

Organization

Pima County One Stop Career Center Pima County One Stop Career Center
The Pima County One-Stop System, in partnership with the Tucson Urban League, Pima Community College, and the Center for Energy Workforce Development's (CEWD) Get Into Energy Initiative, connects Tucson area job seekers – youth, adults, veterans and dislocated workers – to a network of employment,… More

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Jac from Tucson, AZ

Living with a disability all my life. Help me get a laptop to enter a medical career.

Both of my legs cannot work. I need a laptop to help me with my studies as I train for a career as a medical coder. More

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Arlean from Tucson, AZ

Caring for grandchild & mother on limited income. Furniture will help us get settled.

I'm only able to work PT due to my lupus & rheumatoid arthritis, and am going to school to obtain my GED. More

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Unique from Tucson, AZ

Working & parenting 2 girls, I need a security deposit so we can have our own home.

I'm preparing to go back to school for my GED. First, though, my kids and I need to move out of transitional housing and into our own apartment. More

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Robert from Tucson, AZ

Single father working & back in school. I need a laptop to complete all of my work

I'm in the Get Into Energy program studying to be a Journeyman/Lineman. I need a laptop so I can complete my assignments and graduate. More

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Naomi from Tucson, AZ

I'm a single mother attending college. I need a computer to do my homework.

My computer was stolen & I need a replacement. This will allow me to juggle work, school and parenting so I can complete my degree. More

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Karina from Tucson, AZ

I'm studying dental hygiene & need required equipment to continue in the program.

I have a work study job, but it's not enough for me to afford the dental loupes I need for class, clinics, and eventually a job as a dental hygienist. More

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Sasha from Tucson, AZ

I'm looking for work and I need glasses so I can see for my job search.

I need prescription eyeglasses because it's hard for me to read. It'll be easier for me to look for work when I can see properly. More

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Carlos from Tucson, AZ

I lost my son. Paying for his cremation will allow me to move forward.

I need to pay for my son's cremation so that he can be at peace and I can move ahead. I have been unemployed and am unable to cover the costs myself. More

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Cisco from Tucson, AZ

Working part-time and training for a new career. I need a laptop to move my family forward!

I'm training to become a Surgical Technologist while providing for a family of 6. A laptop will give me the flexibility I need to earn my certification. More

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Dewone from Tucson, AZ

Veteran who recently returned home. I need to fix my car to reach job opportunities!

I recently finished 8 years of service in the Navy. Transitioning into civilian life has been tough, and fixing my car will help me move forward. More

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Angel from Tucson, AZ

Dad going to college. A laptop will give me the flexibility I need to graduate.

Studying to become a behavioral health tech. A laptop will allow me to complete my studies while caring for my 2 kids at home. More

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Katrina from Tucson, AZ

Hard-working single mom. I need a bicycle to get around town to jobs and to school!

Meeting this need will help me to be more self sufficient and support my family. More

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Anna from Tucson, AZ

I'm going to school, but need help with books not covered by my scholarship.

I'm ready to enter a career, but I need help paying for some essential books and supplies not covered by my scholarships. More

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Mari from Tucson, AZ

I'm a recent immigrant ready for a job in the US. I need my residency card to start.

After losing my purse, I've been unable to save enough to purchase a new residency card. I will then be able to enter my career field. More

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Renee from Tucson, AZ

Cutting hair is my passion. I need to renew my license to get back to what I love!

have been cutting hair since I was 13, and it is a career I have a passion for and that helps me support my family. More

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Eric from Tucson, AZ

I'm in college and my laptop bag was stolen. A new laptop will get me back on track!

Without a laptop, I've had to stay after-hours everyday using school computers to complete my assignments. More

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Dennis from Tucson, Az

Survivor of cancer & epilepsy. I need a laptop to earn my degree in healthcare admin.

I need a laptop & the required software to do my homework at home. Without one, I'm forced to rely on the public library, which has limited hours. More

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