This story is from a current enrollee in NAPCA programs in New York, NY.
You Xing Zhao
Janitorial assistant, Korean Community Services, New York
Mr. You Xing Zhao emigrated from China to the United States 11 years ago. With limited English proficiency and job experience in the United States, it was even more challenging to find a job. However, Mr. Zhao did not give up hope. He learned about NAPCA SCSEP(Senior Community Service Employment Program) through his friend. In 2017, Mr. Zhao enrolled in the program, which trained him to become a janitorial assistant. In addition to job skills, he learned speaking English so that he could communicate better with his supervisor and other staff.
After completing one year of his job training, Korean Community Services(KCS) hired Mr. Zhao as a part-time staff. He is thankful for the NAPCA SCSEP and KCS for giving him the opportunity and that he can support himself. He enjoys work and continues to learn more job and language skills so that he could keep the relationship with KCS.
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