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Sutter One Stop

Youth

Youth can access a variety of services and resources at the Sutter County One Stop. Are you ready to begin the world of work? We can teach you teach you how to look for a job, how to find a job and how to keep a job. If you’re not sure what direction you want to go, we can help you explore different career options.

Career Exploration
Sutter County One Stop utilizes many assessment tools to help youth identify interest and abilities which are then used to explore their career options. Staff can also assist with career planning and college exploration that support your career goals.

Job Search Techniques
Services may be provided one-on-one or in a workshop setting to prepare youth to enter the workforce. Services include: job searching strategies, application preparation, resume development, interview skills,   and resume preparation, tips on how to dress and employer expectations.

Job Search Assistance
Many young people want to find a job, but don’t know where to look. The Sutter County One Stop compiles a weekly listing of local employers that are hiring. In addition to job openings, you can also find upcoming employment event news and information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program. Click here for the current job lead packet.

Youth also have access to our Job Central office. Internet access is offered for online job searching. Staff assistance is available to help those job seekers with job search activities such as developing resumes, completing applications, accessing labor market information, skills testing and the ability to obtain certificates of achievement and providing referrals to other agencies and services as needed. Job Central is normally open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Youth can utilize CalJOBS to assist with job search.  The site is available from any location 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It allows you to search for jobs with various companies all in one place. You are able to create an online application, a resume and apply for positions. The system will also track your job search efforts. You can even utilize the Virtual Recruiter feature to have the system search for jobs for you!  

Paid and Unpaid Work Experience
Work experience opportunities are designed to give youth with little or no experience the chance to work in a supportive environment that will allow them to develop the necessary skills to obtain employment in the future.
*Enrollment in WIOA program is required

Get the Skills You Need to Begin Your Career
Training is provided based on interests, individual assessments and available funding. Youth may receive assistance with vocational training in their area of interest that would help lead to employment.
*Enrollment in WIOA program is required

Supportive Services
The Sutter County One Stop offers financial aid assistance based on the funding available to support youth in successful competition of services. Supportive services may include: help with costs of vocational training, appropriate clothing for interviews and/or work, bus passes and more…
*Enrollment in WIOA program is required

Follow-up Services
The staff at the Sutter County One Stop is here to assist you even after you have completed your planned services. Follow-up services may include: resume updates, job referrals, career planning assistance, re-employment planning, agency referrals, group or on-on-one meetings, tutoring, newsletters, workshops and/or seminars.
*Enrollment in WIOA program is required

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Enrollment into our youth program, under the Workforce Inovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), provides vocational services to Sutter County youth between the ages of 14 to 24 years old who meet the income guidelines and have a barrier to obtaining or completing a high school diploma or obtaining employment. These services range from job training to financial literacy. Our goal is to help youth acquire the necessary skills and work experience to successfully transition into adulthood, careers and further education and training. Staff works with all the High Schools, Alternative Education and Adult Education Programs in Sutter County.

WorkAbility I
The WorkAbility I program originated in 1980 as a pilot program operated by the Riverside and San Bernadino County Offices of Education. National surveys indicated that fewer than 40% of students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) were gainfully employed after leaving high school. The intent of WorkAbility I was to develop innovative approaches to guarantee that students with IEP's had access to information, career development classes, work experience and vocational support.

The Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office was one of the original WorkAbility I programs funded by the California State Department of Education in 1981. The Middle School program evolved out of the highly successful and nationally acclaimed WorkAbility I High School program. Research showed that the earlier students with disabilities began thinking about their interests, strengths, career options and the resources in their schools, the greater the chances that they would maximize use of resources, leave school with a greater level of career preparation and likelihood of employment in a job they enjoyed and paid a higher wage.

Transitional Partnership Program (TPP)
The Transition Partnership Program (TPP) builds partnerships between local education agencies and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) for the purposes of successfully transitioning high school students with disabilities into meaningful employment.  Similar to the WorkAbility Program in terms of job development and placement, the TPP is designed to prepare students with the skills necessary to secure and maintain competitive employment. Services may include:  Individual plan of employment, career exploration, employment preparation, job search assistance, job development and follow up services.