Diamon initially went through our phlebotomy program to work towards her goal of pursuing more education and to have the chance to start her long-term career. She says the medical field is important to her because it gives her the opportunity to work with people, help others and work to have the chance to make others feel good about themselves.
Diamon is proud of herself for her determination and commitment to completing the phlebotomy program and pushing to complete the medical assistant program. She said that there were barriers that arose throughout the training and that she has been able to reach out and utilize CityLink and other services to ensure that she keeps pushing toward her goals. She received WIOA funding in her phlebotomy program and she recently started working with SmartMoney financial counselors here. Her service coordinators at CityLink helped her find childcare for her daughter and assisted with transportation costs while she was in class.
She says that she has gained many skills and because of the training, has received an offer to be a medical assistant at UC that she has verbally committed to. She is projected to start in the middle of October.
We are proud of her determination to succeed and we know Diamon's future is very bright.