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Young Adult Services

OCDB's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Young Adult Program

The OCDB's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Young Adult Program provides high quality services for 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 OCDB’s WIOA Young Adult 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 Young Adult
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 

Young Adult Service Providers
For further information, please contact Young Adult providers listed below:


If you are in school:

Employment & Training Services Provided By:
City of La Habra
1811 W. La Habra Bvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 383-4227
map and driving directions

If you are out-of-school (can be attending Adult Education):

If You Live In:

Employment & Training Services Provided By:

Region 1

Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Yorba Linda

City of La Habra
1811 W. La Habra Bvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 383-4227
map and driving directions

Region 2

Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Stanton, Westminster

Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
12900 Garden Grove Boulevard #225
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 636-9095
map and driving directions

Region 3

Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach

Region 4

Garden Grove, Orange, Villa Park

Region 5

Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin

Region 6

Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita

Region 7

Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods

KRA
619-516-2249

Region 8

Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano

Saddleback College / Goodwill of Orange County
657-244-7144

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
Map & Driving Directions

Santa Ana W/O/R/K/ Center
1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-565-2600
Map & Driving Directions


Additional Resources for Young Adults: