Out of School Youth

SELACO WDB Is A Proud Partner Of America’s Job Center Of California (AJCC) Servicing Out-Of-School Youth In Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, and Norwalk . We Provide Personalized Services To Young Adults (16-24) In The Following Areas: Educational Needs That Include Support And Preparation For Their General Educational Development (GED); Employability Skills Necessary To Enter The Workforce Including Instruction On Work Ethics And Job Retention Techniques; Personal Development And Life Skills Training; And Assistance In Placement In Unsubsidized And Meaningful Employment.

Target Population – Out Of School Youth

Who are WIOA eligible, this includes;

    1.  An individual not attending any secondary or post-secondary school (not including adult education, YouthBuild, or JobCorps
    2.  Age 16-24
    3.  And, has one or more of the following barriers:

  • A school dropout
  • A youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter.
  • A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is either basic skills deficient or an English language learner.
  • An individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
  • A homeless individual, a runaway, and individual who is in foster care or has aged out of foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under section 477 of the Social Security Act, or an individual who is in an out-of-home placement.
  • An individual who is pregnant or parenting.
  • An individual with a disability
  • A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an education program or to secure or hold employment.


  • Assessment Of Academic Skills And Vocational Interest
  • Individualized Services Strategy And Goal Setting
  • Readiness Workshops
  • Job Preparation Courses
  • Performance Menu and VIP Incentive Program
  • Opportunities For Paid/Unpaid Work Experience
  • Ability To Access Tutoring And Other Educational Services, As Needed
  • Ability To Access Community Resources

Career Academy For Targeted Sectors

SELACO WDB has developed a Career Academy for Targeted Sectors (CATS), designed to offer young adults the opportunity to establish a Career Pathway to successful employment. Participants learn about the industry sectors which show the greatest potential for a long term career.

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Youth Services Learning Objectives:

  • Readiness For Independent Living
  • Social Relationships And Interpersonal Support
  • Vocational Skills And Knowledge Of World Of Work
  • Self-Sufficiency And Retention

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