Cecilia Wu, formerly lived in Japan and Taiwan, shares her transition to the United States in 1996. Even with a University degree in Taiwan, it was challenging for her to find a job. To learn English, computer, and accounting, she attended classes and worked at the same time to pay for school. In California, she taught Chinese for three years; however, she wanted to get an office job. Through online, she found NAPCA and was assigned to Chinatown Service Center. Her multilingual skills became an asset to serve people at the front desk.
NAPCA’s SCSEP placements help seniors develop the skills and find placement with community service organizations that benefit from the rich diversity of a lifetime of experience and connection that elders bring to the workforce.