The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act ( WIOA) Basic Career Services program is a comprehensive employment program that provides educational and employment services to any job seekers. Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board provides more intensive services for job seekers who want to begin and advance their careers. Workforce professionals work with you on a one-to-one basis to create a customized action plan to develop skills that meet today's job market, utilize today's job search tools, and land employment opportunities. 

Individualized Career Services

Individualized Career Services are designed to meet the unique needs of the Customer. These services include comprehensive and specialized assessments, case management, individual employment plans, career planning, and vocational counseling.

Individual Training Account (ITA)

ITAs are for individual job seekers who need occupational skills training in order to successfully reenter the workforce. Training providers are available in the State's Eligible Training Providers list.

On-The-Job Training (OJT)

On the Job Training (OJT) is another training option through WIOA funding that provides work-based learning rather than classroom instruction. The intention of an OJT agreement is to benefit both the employer and the customer by bridging the gap between a worker's current skills and the skills employers are looking for and providing reimbursement to the employer for the costs associated with training the OJT trainee; and promoting good paying jobs.

WIOA Program Eligibility

To receive services through the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program, you must meet eligibility requirements that include:

  • Proof of authorization to work in the United States 
  • Proof of Selective Service System registration, if applicable 
  • Proof of age
  • Veteran and/or covered spouse status for veterans' priority, if applicable 
  • General Self-sufficiency Requirements
  • Proof of Santa Barbara County residency