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Alameda County Workforce Investment Board - Employment Plus II Youth Programs

On August 7, 1998, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was signed into law, reforming federal job training programs and creating a more customer-focused system. One of the key principles of the Workforce Investment Act is improved youth programs linked more closely to local employment market needs and to community youth programs- the intent being to move from short-term interventions to a systematic approach that offers youth a broad ranges of services.

The Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (ACWIB) -Employment Plus II Program offers services to In-School and Out-of-School Youth current and/or Emancipated Foster Youth (Out-of-School youth are youth who are not currently attending school and who have not received a High School Diploma/GED or have received a diploma/GED and are unemployed or underemployed). Youth programs are based on integrating academic and vocational education, integrating work-based and classroom-based instruction, creating connections with employers and private sector involvement. Youth ages 16-21 will be assisted with Work Readiness and Job Search Assistance, Work Experience/Internship Opportunities, Counseling and Mentoring, Career Development Concepts, Adult Mentors and Follow-up Services. Youth employment services are delivered by local educational institutions and/or Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) that are competitively awarded a grant or contract by the local Workforce Board.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT A YOUTH “EMPLOYMENT PLUS II CENTER “ NEAREST YOUR HOME:

Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA) Steps –to-Success - Serves the North Cities Area –Berkeley, Emeryville and Albany

  • Contact: BYA
    1255 Allston Way
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    (510) 845-9010 or 849-1421
    Website: www.byaonline.org

     
  • North Cities One Stop Career Center /Berkeley Youth Alternatives
    1918 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley  
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 809-1326 or 982-7130

Hayward Adult School (H.A.S.)/Youth Enrichment Services – Serves the Eden/Unincorporated Areas- Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland and Fairview

  • Contact: HUSD/Hayward Adult School
    24100 Amador Street, 3rd Floor
    Hayward, CA 94541
    (510) 293-8595 ext. 5430
    Website: www.has.edu

    Eden Area One Stop Career Center/Hayward Adult School
    24100 Amador Street, 3rd Floor
    Hayward, CA 94541
    (510) 265-8369

Chabot College – Serves the Tri Cities Areas – Union City, Fremont and Newark

  • Contact: Chabot Community College
    25555 Hesperian Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94545
    (510) 723-7502

Union City Resource Center
H-Street, Union City
(510) 675-5820

Tri-Valley Community Foundation (TVCF) – Serves the Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and Sunol
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NOTE:

  • ACWIB serves residents of Alameda County outside the City of Oakland. For Oakland’s Workforce Program go to this link: www.oaklandwib.org
     
  • Above listed agencies are “WIA Title 1 Financially assisted activities and are equal opportunity employer programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.”
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  ACWIB
24100 Amador Street, 6th Floor
Hayward, CA 94544-1203
Click here for directions
Phone: (510) 259-3842
Fax: (510) 259-3845
Email: Marybeth.McCarthy@acgov.org
 
     
  The Alameda County Workforce Investment Board is a WIA Title I financially assisted
program or activity and is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids
and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
 
     
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