Success Stories: The Key to His Future

Fernando is from Tijuana, Mexico and went to school for 6 years (about 5th grade) and dropped out when his mother passed away – he had to work to put food on the table for his 6 siblings.

He became a US citizen in 1975. His first job was in a machine shop and later went through food service trainings in Las Vegas and later learned construction.

A series of hard times and bad luck brought him into public assistance where he had the opportunity to go back to school. It was weird to be in front of a teacher at first but he knows the key to his future is his GED and that makes him excited.

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