Evans Student Success Story — Julie Gutierrez

In April 2018, Julie Gutierrez called the Downtown/Pico Union WorkSource Center in hopes of finding funding to train as a Pharmacy Technician. In speaking with Eleanor Comegys, one of DACE’s WIOA Navigators, Julie learned about the Pharmacy Technician program at Evans CAS, and Eleanor confirmed that the WorkSource Center might be able to fund her training.

After enrolling at the WorkSource Center, Julie received funding for her training in August and started the program at Evans.

Julie says that her instructor at Evans, Leslie Acuña, continually pushed her to do her best, even when she was struggling to balance studying with caring for her three children. She appreciates that Ms. Acuña often went above and beyond to support her.

She also appreciates the support she received from Marcella Wong, the WorkSource Center’s Senior Workforce Development Specialist. She could not have done the training without being funded by the WorkSource Center.

Julie completed the program at Evans in January, having passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam and having completed her Pharmacy Tech License application. She will soon start her new position as a Pharmacy Technician at CVS.

Congratulations, Julie!

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