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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

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    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
    441 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite A
    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
    441 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite A
    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)
    6281 Beach Blvd., Suite 333
    Buena Park, CA 90621
    (714) 521-1404
    map and driving directions

    Region 3

    Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach

    Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
    2183 Fairview Rd., Suite 219
    Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 642-3745
    map and driving directions

    Region 4

    Garden Grove, Orange, Villa Park

    Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
    12912 Brookhurst Street., Suite 420
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    (714) 636-9095
    map and driving directions

    Region 5

    Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin

    Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
    17891 Cartwright Rd.
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (714) 702-5418
    map and driving directions

    Region 6

    Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita

    Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
    22481 Aspan St.
    Lake Forest, CA 92630
    (949) 951-2409
    map and driving directions

    Region 7

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

    KRA
    17891 Cartwright Rd.
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 375-8581
    map and driving directions

    Region 8

    Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano

    KRA
    17891 Cartwright Rd.
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 375-8581
    map and driving directions

    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:


    The Orange County Development Board is a proud partner of America’s Job Center of California℠ network.