CalWORKs/GAIN (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids/Greater Avenues to Independence) is a government (both state and federal) funded program that offers temporary financial assistance, vocational and job skills training, as well as other support services. Our office serves as a liaison between the college and the Los Angeles Department of Public Services.
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.
The Career & Technical Education (CTE) at El Camino College prepares students for employment (Entry Pathway) or for future education (Skilled and Professional Pathways) in a career major or concentration. CTE courses are occupationally specific and technical in nature. There are 33 occupational programs offered at El Camino College. If you are uncertain about a career direction, our career counselors can assist you to find the path that fits your talents and interests. Courses are taught by professionals who are experts in their field.
LACC is committed to providing resources, training, and tools that positively impact communities with an emphasis on creating a competitively skilled and competent workforce. LACC programs remain current with the support of business and industry partners to bridge the gap between training and preparing a skilled workforce and satisfying workplace demands. There mission is to link education, work, and training to improve the competitiveness within the workforce.
The mission of Career Technical Education is to provide industry linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace, and contribute to California’s economic prosperity.
Career Technical Education (CTE) at Santa Monica College (SMC) prepares students for entry level professional employment opportunities, typically within one to four semesters. CTE programs prepare students for entry into the workforce in their specific fields. Upon completion, students leave SMC with a wide range of knowledge: theoretical, hands-on, applied and experiential.
PCC's many career and technical programs prepare students to seek entry-level employment and technical skills upgrading for those currently employed. The curricula are developed in coordination with advisory committees that consist of faculty, administrators, and industry experts that ensure the latest standards and technology are integrated into our programs. A career program is one whose primary goal is to prepare students for employment or an upgrade of job skills.
CTE courses are occupationally specific and technical in nature. There are 11 occupational programs offered at El Camino College Compton Center. If you are uncertain about a career direction, our counselors can assist you in finding a path that fits your talents and interests. Courses are taught by professionals who are experts in their field. Their expertise ensures that students receive an extensive, hands-on educational experience. Instructors also work with students seeking employment, often before the course ends.