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Workforce Development

Univision features our Workforce Development Program

Posted: April 21, 2022

Latin based news media channel Univision features Regina Vindel and Franccesca Santana from the Workforce Development program.

Axel Flores

Client Story

Volunteer Tax Experts Help Immigrants Access over $1 Million in Returns

Posted: March 17, 2022

The team at Canal Alliance provides one-on-one support, helping immigrants overcome barriers and access their tax returns.

Construction workers

Workforce Development

Newly trained Marin County construction students are ready for hire

Posted: December 10, 2021

The College of Marin, In partnership with Canal Alliance and the Marin Builders Association will graduate 18 students with construction skills.

Construction workers

Workforce Development

College of Marin Trades program prepares more grads

Posted: December 4, 2021

The College of Marin, In partnership with Canal Alliance and the Marin Builders Association will graduate 18 students with construction skills.

Francisco Gomez, entrepreneur and successful small business owner

Client Story

Meet Francisco Gomez: entrepreneur and successful small business owner 

Posted: November 4, 2021

What does it take to launch a successful small business during a pandemic? For Francisco Gomez, it required hard work, careful planning, and the application of practical skills acquired through the Workforce Program. We caught up with this busy entrepreneur to learn about his journey, over eight years in the United States, and his plans to grow F.G. Window Cleaning.

Arandu Alvarez, Case Investigator

Workforce Development

A graduate of two workforce training programs, Arandu Alvarez’s career is on track

Posted: September 8, 2021

Arandu Alvarez is part of a critical public health team that is helping to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 in the Canal neighborhood and across Marin County by providing health education, testing, and vaccination outreach.

Jhovanny, Workforce Development graduate

Client Story

Workforce Development graduate builds a career in construction

Posted: July 22, 2021

Jhovanny, a Workforce Development graduate says he “advanced five years in my career by taking the three-month Construction Classes”

Guadalupe Pantoja and Arandu Alvarez

Client Story

A friendship forged in construction class

Posted: February 4, 2021

Starting over in a new country is tough, especially without the support and camaraderie of friendship. Besides being in a wholly different place with unfamiliar food, customs, and culture, it can feel lonely without someone to share these new experiences with. Read the story of two friends who deepened their friendship through participating in our Workforce Development Program’s construction certification course.

Gelvin Hernandez

Client Story

Gelvin’s Story: Learning a New Trade

Posted: November 6, 2020

When Gelvin learned about the Workforce Development program, he connected with Regina Vindel, Workforce Development Career Navigator. Regina helped him enroll in our Construction Certification course.

Carlos Carillo

Client Story

Carlos’ Story: Working to take care of his family

Posted: November 6, 2020

Carlos Carrillo came to the United States from Guatemala at the age of 16, and has lived in Marin for six years. With a wife and a one-month-old son, his biggest priority is taking care of his family.

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