Eckerd Connect

WorkStart Yes

(209) 323-5169 (Stockton Office)
(209) 479-4112 (Program Manager)

The WorkStart YES program provides employment, training and career guidance services for in-and out-of-school youth ages 16-24 years old residing in San Joaquin County. Program eligibility includes services for individuals who are low-income or face barriers to entering post-secondary education and/or obtaining and retaining employment. Eligible individuals include but are not limited to:

School dropout; offender or justice-involved; homeless or runaway; individual with a disability; youth ages 16 to 17 who has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year quarter; recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is either basic skills deficient or an English language learner; individual in foster care or who has aged out of the foster care system; individual who is pregnant or parenting (custodial and non-custodial parent including non-custodial fathers); low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.


WorkStartYES provides the following services:

· Paid incentives for completion of program goals

· High school completion or GED assistance,

· Career exploration opportunities

· Postsecondary and job site field trips

· Resume building, application, and job search assistance

· Paid work experience

· Supportive services

· Financial, educational, and career workshops

· Follow up services

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Main Location
455 West Weber Avenue
Suite 224
Stockton, CA  95203
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