The CalWORKs Program is under the WIN, Workforce Initiative Network, umbrella of programs. Based on a solid foundation of support services, the CalWORKs Program is specifically created to enable students to pursue educational and career opportunities. The CalWORKs Program helps to assist students manifest economic self sufficiency by pursuing a higher education at our college. Through the college’s certificated and degree programs, students obtain directly transferable skills to the marketplace in a variety of disciplines. Our goal is to help students transition from gaining an education in an in-demand field to finding and securing meaningful employment during their college experience and after they have graduated.
The CalWORKs Program has a strong work-study component that assists students with gaining hands-on experience during their education at the college. Each new student meets with the Job Developer to assess their career goals and determine what kind of workplace experience would be most beneficial to them. Our Job Developer meets with students on resume and cover letter preparation, interview techniques, workplace behavior, and managing work and home responsibilities.
The CalWORKs Program is in close partnership with the California State Chancellor’s Office, as well as the County of Santa Clara to provide direct student support services: CalWORKs Program Coordination, academic and career counseling, work-study, job development and job placement, and work-shops and curriculum targeted for CalWORKs clients. The County of Santa Clara provides childcare directly to CalWORKs recipients outside of the college’s CalWORKs’ Program. Additionally, the program provides book vouchers for all required books and supplies, transportation, and on campus parking passes. This program also links with EOP&S/CARE, DSP, FasTrak, Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, Tutoring, and other community and campus related services.
WIN/CalWORKs Office is located in the Student Services Center, SC201. For more information, call 408.274.7900 x6589 or visit www.evc.edu/win.
Office Location: SC-201
Student Office Hours: 8:30-4:30
Keys to Success Program
The Keys to Success Program provides learning disability testing and diagnosis for CalWORKs clients. Included in the program is a three week workshop where clients develop the insight, self-awareness, and understanding of how their learning disabilities may affect their lives. Compensatory strategies will be provided to assist them to deal most effectively with life’s challenges.
The Keys to Success Program gives comprehensive written evaluations that outline test results. A student then has an understanding of their learning disability’s strengths and weaknesses in a vocational or educational environment. Based on that information, specific training implications and accommodations can be made for each referred student.
The office is located at 1879 Senter Road, San Jose. For more information, call 408.793-8621.
Office Location: 1879 Senter Road
Student Office Hours: 8:00-4:30