Education, Job Skills, and Life Skills Enhancement

Welfare-to-Work participants have available to them, basic skill enhancement workshops. These life skills classes teach participants how to be self-sufficient by showing them how to conquer everyday skills, such as, creating and using a budget, how to effectively communicate, what it means to be responsible, how attitude effects ability to obtain employment, how to identify and deal with stress, etc.

Adult Basic Education


General Education Development is available for adults aged eighteen (18) or older. Students wishing to acquire a GED certificate are provided a customized program to prepare them to pass the five-part GED subject area tests.


A diploma can be earned in place of a GED, if the student has completed most of their high school classes. Students must complete the graduation requirements of the school district in which they are participating. Beginning in school year 2006, students are required to pass the California High School Proficiency Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

Basic Skills

Basic skill classes are available to Welfare-to-Work participants in order to ensure clients are up to date on their basic math, reading and writing skills. Welfare-to-Work participants are also able to use the computer labs, as well as make the most of individual tutoring for basic skills, vocation skills, and computer skills.

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language instruction assists the non-native speaker of English to build skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing English.

Vocational Education (Job Skills Training)

Vocational education and training activities will teach Welfare-to-Work participants skills to qualify them for specific types of jobs. Vocational education and training can take place at a local community college, local trade school or an accredited online school.

Learning Disability Assessment

Learning disability assessments are offered to Welfare-to-Work participants through Shasta Community College in order to identify barriers to employment or education, and suggest accommodations that may help a person succeed, prior to being placed in these activities.


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