Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is a federally funded program designed to help low income and at risk youth access employment, education, training, and support services to enable them to succeed in the labor market. CCCOE Youth Services receives WIOA funding to operate the Supporting Student Success (SSS) and Reconnecting Youth to their Future (RYTF) programs in Contra Costa County.

Services Provided:

Our purpose is to help young people enter the workforce and post-secondary education with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful by providing work experience, mentoring, academic support and career development assistance. We train youth in workplace preparation skills so that they are ready to obtain their first job or paid work experience and assist with career exploration leading to a career pathway.

  • In -School Youth Program  provides high school students with academic monitoring, post-secondary preparation and financial Aid information.
  • Out-of-School Youth Program assists out-of-school youth, (ages 18-24) with school re-engagement, diploma/GED attainment and assistance with advanced training.

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East Contra Costa County:

Anisa Smith, Youth Services Specialist I
(925) 942-3458

Cameron Parr, Youth Services Specialist I
(925) 942-3342

West Contra Costa County:

Eric Dubois,  Youth Services Specialist I
(925) 942-3468



CCCOE partners with local employers to host youth in the WIOA program for work-based learning experiences. As a partner in Earn & Learn East Bay we coordinate work-based learning opportunities including:

  • Workplace Tours
  • Job Shadowing
  • Work Experience
  • Internships
  • Career Mentoring

If you are an employer interested in hosting youth for a work-based learning opportunity, please contact Esperanza Velarde Ellis at (925) 942-3313.

You can also learn more about the regional Earn & Learn East Bay campaign for employer engagement at

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