May 24 at 4:53pm

Interfaith Helps Veteran Obtain Employment At Local Hospital

IMG_0716Oceanside veteran Ronald was introduced to Interfaith Community Services when he found himself unemployed after being honorably discharged from the Navy. A former boiler tech, Ronald was told by a friend that he could receive free employment training through Interfaith and was directed to our local veteran’s office.

“To ask someone for help, especially when you’re a proud person like I am, is hard,” said Ronald. “But it was just such a good opportunity that I had to check it out.”

After sitting down with his case manager, Bill, and discussing potential opportunities, Ronald decided that his skill set would best suit the security guard certification program. After attending trainings for four weeks, Ronald graduated from the program and earned his guard card.

“This training is something that I’ll always have and I’ll always use,” said Ronald.

Since completing the security-training course two months ago, Ronald has started working at Tri City Medical Center in Oceanside. As a part-time security guard in an on-site dental office, his flexible schedule also allows Ronald to work at local community events around North County.

“Everyone at Interfaith is so great and was so helpful,” said Ronald. “The whole process was very professional and everyone was so approachable. It has opened so many doors for me.”

If you or someone you know is a veteran that is interested in free employment training programs, please contact Dean Dauphinais, Director of Workforce Development, or call (760) 489-6380 ext. 265.