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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Workforce Development Board?
Workforce Development Boards bring together representatives from business, community-based organizations, education, economic development, labor and other critical groups to rethink and restructure the way local workforce development services are planned and delivered. WDB’s are charged with helping customers, through the One Stop delivery system, to achieve their potential; ensures employers have the skilled workers they need to compete effectively in the global economy; and capitalize on the untapped potential of unemployed, underemployed, and discouraged workers, youth and other job seekers with special needs.
How is the Workforce Development Board funded?
State and federal dollars fund the Workforce Development Board (WDB). The WDB addresses issues of funding, including the creation of private/public partnerships to apply for competitive grants.
What is the Youth Council and what role does it have with the Workforce Development Board?
The Youth Council makes recommendations to the Monterey County Workforce Development Board (WDB) regarding youth programs and proposals for funding, provides oversight of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I youth programs, and fosters collaboration and integration of youth activities throughout Monterey County.
What jobs are available that are consistent with my skills, interests, & experience?
I am a jobseeker. Where can I obtain information about career education, workforce training, and grants?

Information on education, training, and workforce services can be found using the following resources:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Career Guide to Industries

Eligible Training Provider List

For information, please contact America’s Job Center /(Monterey County One Stop Career Center) at (831) 796-3335.

I am an employer. Where can I find out more information on workforce training, grants, & related services for my business?

Information on education, training, and workforce services can be found using the following resources:

Central Coast Small Business Development Center

Eligible Training Provider List

For information, please contact our Monterey County Workforce Development Board, Business Services Unit at (831) 796-6434

I am a young person seeking employment. Where can I find information on resources to assist me in my career goals?

Information on services and resources for youth can be found using the following resources:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Exploring Career Paths

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Career Guide to Industries

U.S. Department of Labor: Job Corps

For information, please contact America’s Job Center / (Monterey County One Stop Career Center) at (831) 796-3335.

I am an individual with disabilities. Where can I find information on resources to assist me in my career goals?

Information on services and resources for individuals with disabilities can be found using the following phone number and link:

For information, please contact the Disability Program Navigator located America’s Job Center /(Monterey County One Stop Career Center) at (831) 796-3335.

Department of Rehabilitation, California State (DOR)

Where is my local America's Job Center / ( Monterey County One Stop Career Center) or Business Center Located?

America’s Job Center / (Monterey County One Stop Career Center) can be found using the following information:

Greenfield America’s Job Center/ (Monterey County One-Stop), City of Greenfield / Civic Center, 599 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA 93927, (831) 315-8605.

Marina America’s Job Center/ (Monterey County One-Stop), MBEST, 3180 Imjin Road, #157, Marina, CA 93933, (831) 899-8120, (Youth), (831) 899-8110 (Adult and Displaced Workers.)

Salinas America’s Job Center / (Monterey County One-Stop), 344 Salinas Street, Suite 200, Salinas, CA 93905, (831) 796-3335.

Seaside America’s Job Center / (Monterey County One-Stop), Monterey Adult School, Seaside, CA 93955, Portables 14 & 15, (831) 708-6484.

The Business Center can be found at:

Monterey County Workforce Development Board, 344 Salinas Street, Suite 101, Salinas, CA, 93901, (831) 796-6434.

 

Can I attend an upcoming WDB meeting, or review minutes from past meetings?

All meetings of the WDB and its various committees are free and open to the public. In addition, all minutes of WDB and it’s subcommittee meetings are made accessible shortly after each meeting, and archived on the WDB’s website.

I’m interested in getting involved in the WDB. What do I do?

In addition to connecting individuals with available jobseeker, business, and youth services, the WDB wants to hear from highly qualified business leaders interested in future service. Please email Flor Galvan at galvanf@co.monterey.ca.us to express your interest.

What Area Does the WDB Serve?
The Monterey County Workforce Development Board serves the geographic boundaries of Monterey County. The WDB serves as one of the 49 local boards throughout the State of California.

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