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Unleash Your Potential

Supercharge Your Future with Ventura County NextGen!

Tired of the ‘same old, same old’? School, homework, maybe a part-time gig that feels like a hamster wheel? Yeah, we’ve all been there. But what if you could break free and launch yourself into a future that’s exciting, rewarding, and totally your own?

That’s exactly what Ventura County NextGen is all about. Buckle up because this ain’t your average youth program. This is your chance to unlock your hidden talents and blast off into a career.


  • Snagging a paid internship.
  • Mastering skills that make you a pro.
  • Getting real-world experience that’ll blow away college recruiters and future employers.
  • Connecting with a squad of awesome mentors who’ve been there, done that.
  • Building a future you can be proud of, one where you’re doing what you love and making a difference.

Remember, the future is yours to create. Make it epic!

Let Us Help You Find Your Future!

Youth ages 14-24 have access to work readiness workshops, paid work experience, community resources, post-secondary education enrollment, classroom training, support services, and incentives for program completion.

We partner with Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to help you gain the skills and training needed to build a successful future.

Eligibility requirements vary by program and may include proof of residency, current CA ID, social security card, and birth certificate. Contact us to learn more.

Ready to get started? Four different ways to contact us:

  1. Text Goodwill at (805) 253-2650
  2. Call Goodwill at (805) 981-0130
  3. Fill out an interest form here.
  4. Email us at workforceservices@goodwillvsb.org

Success Story

Ace was part of the Ventura County NextGen program. We provided help to get him back on track at school and offered job preparation and skills training. Having an interest in the medical field, Ace was placed in a job at a medical scrubs retailer. This job helped him socialize and gain the confidence and motivation he needed to pursue a career in the medical field. Today, Ace has a new, positive outlook on life and is on track to graduate high school. Ace now feels much more self-reliant and is hopeful for future career opportunities.