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South Coast College To Offer Free Back To Work Training For Unemployed

(courtesy of SBCC)

If you have lost your job or been forced to work fewer hours because of COVID-19, then a new “Back To Work” training program in our area, could be for you.

The free training program is designed to help unemployed Santa Barbara County community members secure employment.

Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Santa Barbara City College, explained that they are starting the program with training for 'Green Gardener,' 'Personal Care Attendant,' and 'Construction Technology,' before expanding to other areas. 

A financial grant is also available to those who qualify, Reyes-Martin told KCLU. 

Details of the program are on

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 7 Golden Mike Awards, 4 Los Angeles Press Club Awards and 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for ten years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.
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