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Job Training & Preparation

The America's Job Centers (AJCs) help youth access the resources needed to improve their skills and prepare for the right job. An example of the training programs accessible through the AJCs include certificate programs, entry level courses, basic computer skills, and degree programs to transfer to a four-year college.

Career Shops, held regularly at the America's Job Centers, focus on job seeker support. More than ten monthly workshops cover essentials for employment success and include:

  • Resumes & Interviewing
  • Creating a Career Plan
  • Online Job Searching
  • Computer Skills
  • Personal Finance

For additional information, visit

California Conservation Corps
The California Conservation Corps (CCC) is a state agency hiring young men and women, 18 to 25, for a year of natural resource work and emergency response that puts youth and the environment together to benefit both.
In addition to learning basic work skills, the CCC offers a Core Training Program throughout a corps member's stay. The CCC also offers Specialized Training in job-specific areas that enhance a corps member's learning opportunity and skill level. For more information, visit 

Online Resources network is a free employment service offered online and provides the flexibility of finding career and employment opportunities from any location with Internet access. CalJOBS harnesses the power of technology to let users tap into thousands of local job listings, obtain access to career resources, and find labor market information. is designed as an easy, go-to resource for teens and young adults in Ventura County, and features a wide range of information on career options, growing business sectors, levels of pay, and skills and education needed to land good jobs.

The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County offers programs for youth that include vocational training, paid internships, and case management.

California Career Zone is a website that offers a new way to explore jobs, education, and career paths in the state of California

From local postings and training programs to advice on how to find financial aid, HealthJobsStartHere provides information about healthcare jobs and careers in California.

Employment & Vocational Programs for Youth and Adults - local resource listing compiled by the PATAY Employment Sub-Committee. PATAY (Progressing the Advancement for Transition Age Youth) is a voluntary association of like-minded professionals and concerned citizens dedicated to supporting the transitional age youth (TAY) population in Ventura County.

An Introduction to Pacific Clinics' "TAY Tunnel" in Oxnard  - YouTube video


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