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, Honey Storlie at (530) 242-5920.
California Conservation Corps - “Transform your life: Making California an even better place for all!” Recruitment Office: 4900 Mountain Lakes Boulevard, Suite A, Redding CA, 96003 (530) 241-3030 For people 18 to 25 years of age.
Cloud Wise Academy - 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 is taught by a professional programmer.
Free Online Courses - Harvard University offers many free online courses. You may not receive a degree for it, but you have the benefit of learning a new subject for free. You can complete the course at no cost or you can receive a Verified Certificate for a small fee. The courses are offered in a wide range of subjects from introductory to advanced. They also vary in length of time from 35 minutes to several weeks long, depending on your choice of course. It's a great way to try out learning a new subject.
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