About Me

I began my career in community services 17 years ago as a part-time Recreation Leader for the City of San Jose Parks and Recreation Department.   It was here that I learned to developed, coordinate, market and evaluated numerous recreation-based programs, which included various sports, summer day camps, and school based recreation programming.

I have a strong history of collaboration with city, county, and federal agencies, while supporting community, faith-based, non-profit and for-profit organizations.  For 3 years I was the Program Coordinator for the Office of Economic Development within the City of San Jose. It was here that I created wrap-around services for disfranchised young adults by developing collaborative partnerships with organizations outside city government.  I also developed intern to hire positions for program participates allowing the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with the option of job placement.  At the time I was also responsible for outreach and admission, so I established and still hold a network for multimedia marketing and outreach efforts in television and radio, which I included in this profile.

My record of achievements is exemplary and others have characterized me as a talented workforce development professional. I have proven to connect to people, and have a clear understanding of assets needed in today’s job market. I enjoy working with others and understand the importance of the community perception within any organization.

As the Career Transition Counselor for Job Corps, I am responsible for counseling students in all aspects of career transition readiness, job search skills, job placement issues, job retention, and Job Corps student exit processes. I am also responsible for identifying exited students who are no longer employed or in school and ensure a reconnection with another placement, school, or a community resource.

From present to past, follow my incredible career path…

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Job Corps

Career Transition Specialist

11/2012 – Present

http://sanjose.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx

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Lastest Career Path-Fatherhood

Lastest Career Path-Fatherhood

“God gives us what we can handle.”

Green Cadre on Communidad de Valle

Green Cadre on Communidad de Valle

NBC, Communidad de Valle with Damien Trujillo- Promoting Green Cadre Program

NBC News- Highlight Green Cadre Program

NBC News reporter Damien Trujillo with program participant, his employer and Program Coordinator David Lovato

Morning Physcial Training

Morning Physcial Training

Eucalyptus Magazine-new report

Block2Block radio host David Madrid talks with David Lovato from the City of San Jose’s Green Cadre Program. A unique program that provides free job training and assistance for low income, young adults. (18-21 years)

Block2Block radio host David Madrid talks with David Lovato

work2future Green Cadre

The Green Cadre - Pilot Program

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City of San Jose – Office of Economic Development (OED); work2future

Program Coordinator

5/2009 – 08/2012

The Teacher In Me

Mission College – EMT Program

Professional Specialist

9/2009 – Present

www.missioncollege.org/

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The Medical Me…

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SAP Center at San Jose

Lead-Emergency Medical Technician

www.sapcetneratsanjose.com

9/15/2008 – Present