Helping today’s youth prepare for tomorrow’s success is a pivotal part of the Workforce Development Center’s mission. The Workforce Development Center offers specialized services to young people between the ages of 16 and 24 through our Youth Opportunity Centers (YOCs) of Riverside County.
By providing young people with access to core skills such as resume and interview preparation, the YOCs help Riverside County youth make their entry into the workplace and realize their full potential. These young people often become leaders in their schools and communities. Centers are located in Rubidoux, Perris, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley and Indio.
The YOCs offer work-readiness training, access to computers, telephones and other tools necessary for successful job searches; assistance preparing for interviews, tutoring, work experience/internship training programs and volunteer opportunities. We've put together helpful videos to teach you how to apply for Financial Aid. Visit ourYouTube Channelto get started.
Services for youth provided at the YOCs are authorized under the Workforce Investment Act (WIOA). To be eligible for these services, youth must meet certain age requirements, considered low-income and meet at least one of six specific barriers to employment.