My dad was in the local paper! :)
During these uncertain economic times, access to no-cost education for employment or career advancement is more important than ever.JobTrain proves that the best social service program in the world is a job.
Kamal Rasheed worked as a certified oncology pharmacy technician until he was stopped short with a diagnoses of multiple myeloma. Cancer ravaged his body, requiring a bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy and years of painful recovery. When the cancer went into remission, Kamal needed to return to work to take care of his family of six.
That’s when he found out that the industry standard had changed, and the certified oncology pharmacy technician position he previously held, now required a high school diploma or GED, something Kamal did not have. Kamal was relieved to learn that JobTrain offered free GED classes. He worked closely with his JobTrain instructor, Karen Lundberg, and completed the program in just seven weeks!
Last night Kamal, delivered the student keynote speech at JobTrain’s Winter 2012 Graduation Ceremony at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center.
Kamal’s upward trajectory towards success is soaring, on December 1, 2012, he passed the pharmacy certification examination! Kamal is now working on submitting his application to reinstate his license with the California Board of Pharmacy.
“JobTrain is a community servant and JobTrain sponsors are true community heroes for sharing their resources to advance the lives of others,” he says. “Thank you, JobTrain, and thank you, JobTrain supporters, for helping us realize our dreams.”