Youth Services

OCWIB's Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Services

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
  • Follow-up services
  • Summer Employment Opportunities
  • Adult Mentoring

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

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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Capistrano Unified School District
26668 La Zanja
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 936-8638

26891 Spring Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675
(949) 870-8441
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  • 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:

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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