Programs and Services

WIA 167 Migrant And Seasonal Farmworker Program

The WIA 167 MSFW Program assists Farmworkers in obtaining permanent and higher paying employment opportunities. CVOC provides some emergency services to migrant and seasonal Farmworkers, mainly in the form of food and transportation. Major services are, Vocational Classroom Training, English-as-a-Second-Language, General Educational Diploma Instruction, On-the-Job Training, Direct Job Placement/Job Development and Referral, Training-Related Support Services, Counseling and Case Management. To be eligible for these services customers must be a Farmworker or dependent of a Farmworker.

WIA Dislocated Agricultural Worker Program

The purpose of this program is to assist agricultural workers who have lost their agricultural employment due to lay off or business closure. The major focus of this program is employment training and job placement. Customers may receive a variety of services including; Vocational Classroom Training, On-the-Job-Training (OJT), Direct Job Placement, Counseling and Job Search Assistance. Eligibility for this program requires that customers must have been laid off from an agriculture-related position prior to application. They must be unlikely to return to their previous employment. Clients must be legal residents and reside in the service area. Clients must be unemployed at the time of application.

CSBG – Migrant And Seasonal Farmworker Program

The CSBG/MSFW Program provides a variety of services and activities to assist low-income migrant and seasonal Farmworkers as well as seasonal cannery workers. Services provided include information and referral services, family self-sufficiency activities, assistance in translation, application assistance in applying for social services, transportation, public education and employment/training. The following activities are provided by the program: Vocational Classroom Training, Job Placement Assistance, English-as-a-Second Language Instruction, Summer Migrant Youth Project, General Education Diploma Instruction, Rental Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Emergency Food Assistance, Transportation and Public Education on various issues. To be eligible for program services customers must have worked in farm or cannery work, and family income must be at or below the Poverty Level. Client must reside in Service Area and provide documentation of U.S. residency.

Department Of Employment And Training – Older Youth

The Youth Program promotes rural out of school youth vocational development, the return to school and the training and placement of 19-21 year-old high-risk rural youth by building their academic, life and work skills. The out-of-school program provides rural youth with leadership development activities, supportive services, and follow up services. Out-of-school program services will include work experience, pre-vocational training, ESL, OJT, vocational skill training, life skills activities and job placement for those youth who wish to enter and succeed in the job market. To be eligible for the program customers must be disadvantaged and between the ages 19 through 21. Clients must reside in Stanislaus County.

CSBG – Community Service Program

The CSBG/CSP provides a variety of services and activities to assist the low-income residents of Stanislaus County. Project activities provide information and referral services, family self-sufficiency activities, assistance in translation, application assistance in applying for social services, transportation, public education, and employment/training services. Customers must reside in Stanislaus County and be or be a member of a family whose income is at or below the poverty level. Client must have documented proof of U.S. residency.

CalWORKS Job Club

The purpose of the project is to provide CalWorks customers with job search assistance including; orientation to the world of work, interview skills, resume preparation, employer contacts and job matches. Customers will complete a workshop designed to prepare them for job seeking.

Customers will also receive assistance in finding suitable employment opportunities. The local CalWorks program performs customer eligibility determination and referral of clients to CVOC. All participants need to be registered with the local CalWorks program.