What Will It Take To Prepare Tomorrow's Workforce?
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Services emphasizes long-term educational and career development for youth ages 16-21 that are foster youth or emancipated foster youth, pregnant or parenting, ex-offender, disabled, deficient in basic skills, a school dropout, homeless, runaway, and/or have other barriers to employment.
Through a network of regional service providers, the WIA Youth Services focuses on offering eligible participants access to 10 components that will successfully connect them to the high-wage/high-demand occupations:
Paid and unpaid work experience
Occupational skills training
Academic skills improvement
Alternative secondary education services
Leadership skills development and opportunities
Supportive services such as assistance with transportation, child care and school supplies
Comprehensive guidance counseling
Summer Employment Opportunities
Consistent with the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) and the California Employment Development Department's (EDD) guidelines, the OCWIB is committed to the success of Orange County youth by assisting the participants in achieving:
Placement in Employment or Education
Attainment of a Degree or Certificate
Literacy and Numeracy Gains
For further information, please contact youth providers listed below:
If You Live In:
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 & Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) 12900 Garden Grove #224B Garden Grove, CA 92843 714-636-9095 map and driving directions
Northern Region: Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia, and Yorba Linda (including adjacent unincorporated areas)
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 map and driving directions
Orange County Conservation Corps & Irvine Unified School District - Career Link 33161 Camino Capistrano unit D San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 888-641-2677 (OCCC) (949) 870-8441 (Irvine Unified) map and driving directions
Orange County Conservation Corps works with youth ages 18 to 21.
IUSD, OCAPICA and City of La Habra work with youth ages 16 to 21.
For cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana, please contact the following centers:
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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