County assistance forEmployees Laid-off by local businesses

San Benito County One-Stop Career Center is pleased to inform you that we have received a WIA Dislocated Worker Additional Assistance grant to help provide core, intensive, training, and support services to dislocated workers who have been laid off by the County of San Benito, Milgard Manufacturing, and Hollister School District

This grant will assist you get back into the workforce.  If you are laid off from one of the employers previously stated, you may be eligible to participate in one of our job training programs.  If you are interested, call us, we can HELP.
Training Programs offered:
Individual Training Account (ITA) Scholarships
This program provides funding up to $4,000 to cover tuition, books, and supplies for individual classroom training of a wide range of professional job skills.  The ITA scholarships provide job training with experts in prestigious and highly demanded professions such as health care, truck driving, laboratory techs all in a comfortable learning environment.  Trainees who successfully complete the program receive valuable certificates of completion and job placement assistance.  
On The Job Training (OJT)
On-the-Job (OJT) is a program which individuals are trained at the job site under the guidance and supervision of participating employers.  In turn, those employers qualify for reimbursement of up to 50% of eligible employee wages while the employees are in training for up to 600 hours. The OJT program makes it easier for employer and employee alike to take the time to thoroughly train for the real world business that are required to fully reach their potential and become vital assets to their employers.
Work Experience
Work Experience is designed to assist eligible participants by teaching and encouraging the development of self-reliant life skills and professional work ethic.  All participants will receive employment readiness training, and are then placed with an employer of their preference for 600 hours of training. Work Experience allows an employer to hire you as an intern and the sole intent is for you to be hired after this training period.
Supportive Services
Enrolled individuals may also be eligible for the following supportive services:
Transportation, Childcare or dependent care, Tools and uniforms, Testing and licensing fees, Parking fees, Background check fees, and other expenses allowed by WIA.
Please contact the Center at 831-637-5627 to learn more. Orientations are held weekly on Wednesdays + Fridays.
9:00 am – 10:00 am Spanish
10:00 am – 11:00 am English
Kou Yang & Carina Escaname
Employment and Training Counselor ll