Prior to losing his job as a cashier in a fast food restaurant, Sergio had been studying for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He dropped out when the tuition payments became too expensive.

Sergio, 23, heard about Mi Casa’s Bilingual Bank Teller career training program and decided it was a great opportunity to expand his career possibilities.  “The Bilingual Bank Teller program helped me realize that I’ve always had the skills and capability to have a successful career in finance—I just needed to discover them,” says Sergio.

With the help of the Mi Casa’s job search assistance and individual case management, Sergio secured a job at Más a Ti/Del Norte Economic Mobility Center, a community-based financial program that combines affordable financial services for low-income families with asset-building case management. Sergio is now back in school part time in the mechanical engineering program at Metro State University.

Now that Sergio is in charge of hiring for the Economic Mobility Center, he knows exactly where to find well-trained bilingual candidates. Sergio works with Mi Casa’s career programs as an employer partner, participating in mock interviews and recruiting from Mi Casa’s pool of qualified candidates.