Youth Services

OCWIB's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program

The OCWIB’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides high quality services for youth and young adults beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education. Through a network of regional service providers, the OCWIB’s WIOA Youth Program focuses on offering eligible participants access to components that will successfully connect them to education and/or in-demand industries occupations:

  • Tutoring, study skills training and instruction
  • Alternative secondary school services or dropout recovery services
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Occupational skill training
  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Follow-up services
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Services that provide labor market and employment information
  • Activities that help prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Out-of-School Youth
Individual who is:

  • Not attending any school (can be attending Adult Education)
  • Ages 17-24
  • One or more of the following:
    • School dropout
    • High school graduate and basic skills deficient/English language learner (must be low income)
    • Offender
    • Homeless, runaway or foster child
    • Pregnant or parenting
    • Disabled

In-School Youth
Individual who is:

  • Attending school
  • Ages 17-21
  • Low income (eligible if receiving free or reduced price school lunch)
  • One or more of the following:
    • Basic skills deficient/English language learner 
    • Offender
    • Homeless, runaway or foster child
    • Pregnant or parenting
    • Disabled 

Youth Providers

For further information, please contact youth providers listed below:

If You Live In: Employment & Training Services Provided By:
Western Region:Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor CDP, Seal Beach, Stanton, and Westminster (including adjacent unincorporated areas)  Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
12900 Garden Grove Boulevard #225
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 636-9095

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Northern Region: Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia, and Yorba Linda (including adjacent unincorporated areas) City of La Habra
1811 W. La Habra Bvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 383-4227
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Orange County Conservation Corps
1548 E. Walnut Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
888-641-2677
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Coastal Region: Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Newport Coast CDP, Orange, San Joaquin Hills CDP, Tustin, Tustin Foothills CDP, and Villa Park(including adjacent unincorporated areas)
 
Irvine Unified School District - Career Link
311 W. Yale Loop
Irvine, CA 92604
949-936-5173
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Orange County Conservation Corps
311 W. Yale Loop
Irvine, CA 92604
888-641-2677
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Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
2183 Fairview Road, Suite 219,
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-642-3745   
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Southern Region: Aliso Viejo, Coto De Caza, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Las Flores CDP, Mission Viejo, Portola Hills CDP, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano (including adjacent unincorporated areas) Irvine Unified School District - Career Link
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
25121 Pradera Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
949-936-5173 
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26891 Spring Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675
(949) 870-8441
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  • Orange County Conservation Corps works with out-of-school youth ages 18 to 24.
  • IUSD, OCAPICA and City of La Habra work with youth ages 17 to 24.

For cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana, please contact the following centers:

Anaheim Workforce Center
290 South Anaheim Blvd. Suite 100
Anaheim, CA 92805
714-765-4350
714-765-4376 TTY
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Santa Ana W/O/R/K/ Center
1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-565-2600
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