Options for Youth Duarte - Palmdale is proud to be a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Exclusive Partner. We provide all instruction in a workforce context offering students the opportunity to prepare for their college and career goals prior to graduation. Students can take advantage of internships, work experience, job placement, and family wrap around services. Curriculum is embedded with materials and activities that strengthen students soft skills and workforce development. All students have the opportunity to work closely with our WIOA partner organizations. In addition, we offer 12 months of mentoring and follow-up once a student leaves our program. Ensuring students leave prepared to enter the workplace is our number one priority.
Goodwill of Southern California is the WIOA provider for Options For Youth, Duarte - Palmdale.
As our partner, they provide Youth at Work Programs that include on-the-job training consisting of up to 300 hours of paid employment. They also provide financial courses; Budgeting, Financial Basics, Investing, and How Money Works; as well as, family services. Through our referral process students are eligible for employment, career technical education, and additional wrap around services.