OCWDB's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Young Adult Program

The OCWDB'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 OCWDB’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     


Are you a Young Adult
looking to join our Program?
Click on the link below to fill out       
an Interest form!  


Interest and Eligibility Assessment


   Click here for an informational flyer









Out-of-School Youth
Individual who is:

  • Not attending any school (can be attending Adult Education)
  • Ages 16-24
  • 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 14-21
  • 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 


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

For cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana, please contact following centers:

Anaheim Workforce Connection
201 South Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
714-765-4376 TTY
Click here for a map and driving directions

Santa Ana W/O/R/K Center
801 West Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Click here for a map and driving directions







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