JUAN VAZZQUEZ earned his GED at JobTrain and his world of employment opportunities opened. Without a high school diploma, Vazzquez faced years of rejection and limited prospects. He wanted to change his life and advance his education. Discovering JobTrain was a blessing and an opportunity to start a new life! Vazzquez studied vigorously with Karen Lundberg, JobTrain’s GED instructor. After spending (6) hours in the classroom, he’d study an additional (4) hours at home. This time around, Vazzquez had a clear goal in mind and would allow nothing to stand in his way, impede his progress or obstruct his vision for achieving the American Dream. Long weeks of dedication, sacrifice and focus became Vazzquez’s way of life. “I’ve never seen such perseverance with someone trying to earn their GED. I am very impressed and proud of him,” Karen said. Now, Vazzquez has the promising future he’s long dreamt of. He was just hired as a cook at ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER and will earn $27.00 per hour. “I could not have done this without JobTrain and all of Karen’s support,” Juan humbly conveyed.