A Success Story

The Technical Employment Training (TET) Machining Training program is part of the Welfare to Work program under CalWORKs. The program aims to help welfare recipients learn new skills that will enable them to find employment and achieve self-sufficiency. This program has real world impacts. Former welfare recipient, Leonard, successfully completed the training and immediately obtained employment as a Programmer with a starting wage of $22 per hour. The earnings were enough to help this single father of two become financially self-sufficient. Leonard says, “TET was a diving board because I was ready to be successful. I did well in the program and the program did well for me.”