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.

 

YOUTH EARN AND LEARN PROGRAM

 

Learn how to start your own business for free!

Want to...Get Ahead? Build Skills? Create a Career Path?

STARTING WEEK OF JUNE 14TH
Choose from
Mon/Weds at 6 p.m.
OR Tues/Thurs at 4 p.m.

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Learn how to turn your passion into a business for free

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Create a business idea, design a prototype for your venture, and pitch your business plan

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Earn $14/hour for class and study time, plus get a free laptop

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Invest 3 hours per week
for a lifetime of success

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Attend weekly live, instructor-led class with one-on-one mentorship

*Participants must be between the ages of 14-24 and enrolled in the READY S.E.T. OC WIOA Youth Program. If you have not enrolled in the READY S.E.T. OC WIOA Youth Program, enroll below.

Want to learn more? Attend an info session! Register below.

  • Youth Earn and Learn Program Info Session
    Learn how to start your business for free!
  • Youth Earn and Learn Program Info Session
    Learn how to start your business for free!
 

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.

 
 

STEPS to Employment

A Job Training Program for Students with Disabilities.

Orange County Workforce Development Board and Orange County Community Services Community Investment Division, in partnership with Goodwill of Orange County, present the all-new STEPS program to provide students with disabilities ages 16 -  21, with work experience training to prepare them for the next chapter of their lives.

The Program includes:

  • 200 hours of paid work experience, earning minimum wage or higher

  • 40 hours of employment readiness and soft-skills development, including:

    • Workplace communication skills​

    • Customer service skills

    • Experience with the job application process

    • Time management

    • Inside look at several job industries to find and nurture career interests

  • WIOA Services​

    • Financial Literacy​

    • Leadership Development Opportunities

    • Occupational Skills Training

    • Job Placement Assistance

Contact us today to enroll and take STEPS towards a bright future.

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Call

714-547-6308 ext. 3614

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.