Education Opportunities, Vocational Training, Employment Assistance


CalWORKs – "Provides temporary cash aid and employment services to needy families with children. The program offers supportive services, including child care, transportation and other services necessary for a successful transition from welfare to work." CalWORKs Employment Services, 1400 California Street, Redding, CA 96001  Phone:  (530) 225-5000


Job Center – The Job Center is a free service for anyone searching for work. They offer supplies, use of their telephone, copier, printer, typewriter, fax machine, and assistance to help with your job search. You do not have to be a CalWORKs client to use the Job Center. For questions about the Job Center, please call 225-5006. The Job Center is located at 1400 California St. in Redding inside the CalWORKs building.


Good News Rescue Mission Job Training & Academic Center - Anyone in Shasta County can "complete their GED or High School diploma, prepare for a college education or certified technical education, get help securing a job, find a new career path, and ultimately learn that true success is an intimate relationship with their heavenly Father." For more information, contact the Academic Center Director, Anthony Zippay at (530) 242-5920.


California Conservation Corps  -  “Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions . . . and more!”  Recruitment Office:  4900 Mountain Lakes Boulevard, Suite A, Redding CA, 96003 For people 18 to 25 years of age.


Cloud Wise Academy (and scholarship) -  Cloud Wise Academy was formed to teach in-demand technical skills that employers are searching for in today's market. The Cloud Wise Academy courses are designed to be practical and affordable for people holding down a job or taking care of family as they learn a new set of high-demand skills. The Academy serves people of all ages and there is no prior programming or technology experience needed. All students need is a laptop computer and a basic understanding of how to use it. The six-week course costs $275 and is taught by a professional programmer. Scholarship opportunities are available to assist with Cloud Wise Academy tuition. 


Anderson Teen Center - Adult job program open to ages 18 and up which starts with a two-week class that covers:

  • Job search
  • Career exploration
  • Learn and practice interview skills
  • How to market one's self
  • Master application, resume and cover letter
  • Life skills presentations and more
  • This class runs Monday through Friday 8:30am-1:30pm, followed by two weeks of job search help. One must register in advance as space is limited (a new class begins every four weeks).   Phone:  (530) 365-9021


The Simple Dollar has a webpage called "Online Learning:  College Without the Degree (or the Cost)" that explains the benefits of learning about a new topic for free even though you do not receive a degree for it. They provide a large list of online resources that offer courses that range from informational to college level, all for free. Some resources offer you the option to receive a certificate for a small fee.


Clothes That Work! -  This program provides two complete interview-appropriate outfits including shoes, undergarments, makeup and accessories, and an additional three complete job-appropriate outfits after employment is found. Located at 2400 Washington Ave (3rd Floor) Redding, CA 96001.  Phone: (530) 247-3320

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