Youth (ages vary with each program). Enrollment in the youth program of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is open to San Joaquin County residents aged 16 to 24 with barriers to employment. Job readiness workshops are also open to 16 to 24 year olds. Out-of-school youth are encouraged to apply.
The Summer Training and Employment Program for Students (STEPS) serves 16 to 21 year olds with written documentation of a disability such as a current IEP or 504 Plan. Applicants to STEPS must show proof that they are currently enrolled in school.
Private Sector Youth Employment provides universal services to youth in a One-Stop Center. Youth services include job search workshops, assistance with resume preparation, access to labor market information and the necessary tools to obtain employment.
Youth may qualify for additional services through WorkNet or one of several contracted youth service providers. To be eligible, youth must be between the ages of 16 and 24 years, economically disadvantaged and have barriers to employment. Services for eligible youth may include: case management, assistance with completion of high school or GED, career guidance, labor market and career exploration, training, job placement, work experience, supportive services and follow-up services.
Please visit http://www.sjcworknet.org/index.asp, click on "Job Seeker Services"
and select “Teen WorkNet” or "WorkStartYES Youth Program" on the right-most column for more information.
The Summer Training and Employment Program for Students (STEPS), provides paid work experience, career exploration and work readiness training for students with a mild to moderate disability and is sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation under its Student Services. Please call Fay Olympia at (209) 468-3588 or email her at folympia@sjcworknet for details and application information for STEPS.