Creating Opportunities: The Story of Carlos Rivera

Carlos Rivera was born in Michoacán, Mexico but now resides in Walnut Grove, CA. He is married and has three lovely children. Most of Carlos’ employment has been in the Farm work industry. He was the sole provider in his household at the time of his enrollment and was having financial difficulties which is why he began to look into a career change. Carlos had spoken to a relative about the financial difficulties he was facing with his family. His relative referred Carlos to the Galt Career Center to take a look into other career options. One of our Farmworker Case Managers was able to assist and provide Carlos with information about our services and explained to him the purpose and outcomes of the programs.

After going over everything with Carlos, the Case Manager began the process to see if Carlos was eligible for our program, and as a result, he was. He was eligible to enroll in the WIOA 167 NFJP and co-enroll in the WIOA 167 Temporary Housing program and the SETA Adult program. One of the training courses we offer is for truck driving and Carlos was very interested in enrolling. He had expressed that becoming a truck driver was a dream career but could not afford the courses. He has now successfully completed the course at the Anthony Soto Training Center (ASET) in Stockton. During his time in the course, he was able to receive supportive services for housing and reimbursement for DMV fees through the Farmworker Services program. Carlos’s Case Manager worked closely with him to find employment opportunities and found an opportunity to work at Ramos Oil Company Inc. He is now a full-time employee with benefits and has been able to provide more for his family. He no longer is living paycheck to paycheck and has a career he enjoys doing.

Carlos is very thankful for the services and guidance he received from his Case Manager and Truck Driving Instructor. If you want to learn more about our services or see if you are eligible make sure to contact us. 




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