CalWORKs (California's Work Opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids Initiative) is a welfare-to-work program designed to move TANF recipients into unsubsidized employment. Acquiring job market skills is a component of this TANF legislation. Students who are in need of Skills upgrade and/or are allowed to acquire a vocational skill must complete the training within an individual time frame that depends on factors and guidelines established for the program. Students enroll in Basic Skills, vocational and occupational courses for certificate or degrees, and short-term vocational training classes which include VESL for the English-as-a-Second Language students.
If you are receiving TANF, you qualify for CalWORKs.
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