Improve Employment and Workforce Training

With increased vocational training and relevant job skills, more Orange County residents will have the tools they need for success.

Career Advancement Training

Construction workersMany county residents have steady employment but lack the specialized skills required in today’s job market. Orange County needs a highly qualified and well-educated workforce prepared for success in a knowledge-based economy to meet the needs of employers in today’s workplace. Additional training for unemployed or underemployed individuals can help them qualify for positions with a sustainable wage.

Technical Education and Training

Orange County is faced with the challenge of developing a workforce capable of sustaining and enhancing its economic growth. Current trends suggest that many students are not prepared to enter the workplace, exacerbating a serious skill-set shortage in today’s workforce. To meet specific hiring needs, vocational training for both high school students and adults can be tailored to the unique growth industries in Orange County.

  • Solutions in Action: Taller San Jose and Goodwill Industries provide job-skills training through innovative programs focused on populations at highest risk for chronic unemployment. 

Job Search Skills

Many individuals do not have the ability to write a resume, perform a computerized job search or ace an interview. By strengthening their job search skills—including English proficiency—and promoting better use of existing job search resources, we can help more Orange County residents find meaningful, sustainable employment.

  • Solutions in Action: Working Wardrobes helps men, women and veterans confidently enter the workforce through career training, job placement assistance and wardrobe services.