Young Adult Services

OVERVIEW

The goal of Ready S.E.T. OC is to assist youth in making a successful transition to either unsubsidized employment, post-secondary education, military or apprenticeship/ trade placement to ensure self-sufficiency and a long-term positive employment outlook. Ready S.E.T. OC is designed using effective practices, accountability for youth success, and requires the participants to make a clear contribution to their overall education or employment goals. We recognize that simply providing training is not enough to enter a specific occupation, the Ready S.E.T. OC program offers a wide range of activities and services to assist youth, especially at-risk youth, in making a successful transition to adulthood.

Ready S.E.T. OC provides youth access to 14 elements: 

  • Tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to secondary school completion, including dropout prevention strategies;

  • Alternative secondary school offerings;

  • Education Concurrent with Workforce Preparation;

  • Labor Market and Employment Information for Local Area;

  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, including internships and job shadowing;

  • Occupational skill training;

  • Financial Literacy;

  • Leadership development opportunities, which may include community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and other positive social behaviors during non-school hours;

  • Entrepreneurial Skills;

  • Adult mentoring for the period of participation and a subsequent period, for a total of not less than 12 months;

  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling, which may include drug and alcohol counseling and referral;

  • Supportive services; and

  • Follow-up services for not less than 12 months after completing participation

  • Activities that prepare Youth to Transition to post-secondary education and training

WIOA Out-of-School Youth Eligibility:

  1. Not attending any school (as defined under State law);

  2. Not younger than age 16 or older than age 24 at time of enrollment; and

  3. One or more of the following:

    1. A school dropout;

    2. A youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter;

    3. A 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;

    4. An offender;

    5. A homeless individual, a homeless child or youth, or a runaway;

    6. An individual in foster care or who has aged out of the foster care system or who has attained 16 years of age and left foster care for kinship guardianship or adoption, a child eligible for assistance under sec. 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement;

    7. An individual who is pregnant or parenting;

    8. An individual with a disability; or

    9. A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.

WIOA In-School Youth Eligibility:

  1. Attending school (as defined by State law), including secondary and postsecondary school;

  2. Not younger than age 14 or (unless an individual with a disability who is attending school under State law) older than age 21 at time of enrollment;

  3. A low-income individual; and

  4. One or more of the following:

    1. Basic skills deficient;

    2. An English language learner;

    3. An offender;

    4. A homeless individual, a homeless child or youth, or a runaway;

    5. An individual in foster care or who has aged out of the foster care system or who has attained 16 years of age and left foster care for kinship guardianship or adoption, a child eligible for assistance under sec. 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement;

    6. An individual who is pregnant or parenting;

    7. An individual with a disability; or

    8. An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.

For more information or to enroll in the Ready S.E.T. OC WIOA Youth Program please call  (562) 383-4227 or send a text to (657) 210-1295. You may also visit the following locations: 441 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite A, La Habra, CA 90631, and 7077 Orangewood Ave. Suite 200, Garden Grove, Ca. 92841.

Equal Opportunity Training information for Service Provider staff and mandated partners can be accessed on the Orange County Workforce Development Board/Orange County Community Investment Division page here.

This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY users, please call the California Relay Service (800) 735-2922 or 711.  If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact 714-480-6500 at least 72 hours prior to the event to allow reasonable arrangements to be made to ensure program accessibility.