The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County serves the needs of business, workers, and job seekers in Ventura County. The WDBVC is a chief architect of the workforce system and plays a central role in building the talent pipeline for the future.
Griselda enrolled in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) young adult program at
Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (VACE). She needed to address her limited ability to speak
and understand English, and to improve her reading, writing, and basic math skills.
A high school graduate, Brenda was stalled in her efforts to develop a path toward her academic
and career goals. She had trouble adjusting to her parents’ divorce and was unable to find the
guidance she sought at home. Brenda took her first step forward by enrolling in the Out of School
Job Readiness Program.
Chad was referred to the Youth Networked Services (YNS) program in 2016. He was employed
but had dropped out of high school and wanted to return and obtain his diploma. Chad was in
the foster care system for the greater part of his life and would be “aging” out when he turned
21 years old.
Anthony hoped to secure a promotion with his employer, Charles Abbott and Associates, as a Certified
Permit Technician. The employer referred Anthony to the American Job Center (AJC), Workforce
Innovation and Opportunity Act funded (WIOA), On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program to upgrade his
skills. OJT would allow him to continue working while upgrading his skills on-site.