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Employment & Training

Through our Employment and Training Department we develop strategies that in turn will assist farmworkers to increase their skill development in areas including: trade, educational, and professional skills.
 
Employment & Training houses programs that focus on providing services in the following areas:

Education

Employment and Training

Community and Emergency Services


Our Programs Include the Following:
Click on each program title below for more information.

The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) provides training and educational opportunities to eligible adult and youth farmworkers. Each of our Community Resource Centers offer job search assistance, training opportunities, skills development, and much more. All of these services are free to those who qualify.

Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment into NFJP, you must meet certain requirements. They include:

  • Be a farmworker or dependent of a farmworker
  • Have authorization to work in the United States
  • Meet income guidelines

Program Offerings

Direct Job Placement – An opportunity for individuals who are seeking employment to be placed as quickly as possible.

Short Term Vocational Training – For individuals that are working towards their associate degree and/or certifications.

Extended Education – Designed to assist college students during their graduating year. This can include tuition assistance, financial stipends and direct job placement.

Work Experience – This is a six-week work experience program, designed to prepare for entrance into the workforce. Individuals enrolled in this program are placed with an employer in a field of interest.

Job Readiness – A comprehensive program for individuals seeking assistance with resume building, interview strategies, and support transitioning into a new career.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides a variety of services for adults, youth, and seniors to help alleviate the cause and conditions of poverty. All CSBG resources are provided with the intent of revitalizing low-income communities, and empowering low-income families to become self-sufficient.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, you must meet certain income guidelines. Any of our Community Resource Centers can assist with the application process and income requirements.

Program Services

Each of our five Community Resource Centers offer food boxes for families and individuals in need.

Employment and Training – The CSBG program can assist individuals in educational related activities, occupational skills training and provide work experience.

Emergency Assistance – Designed to assist individuals and families that need help with their utility bills and house payments.

YouthBuild is a full-time program that assists youth between the ages of 16 and 24. Students enrolled in YouthBuild work towards earning their high school equivalency certificate, while also receiving hands-in training to jumpstart a career in the construction trades. Instructors and YouthBuild support staff design leadership activities in, and outside the classroom, to promote a positive and healthy lifestyle.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, you must meet certain income requirements. YouthBuild is only available for individuals who have withdrawn from school without a diploma.

Program Services

In addition to instructional support and class work, students will also have access to career counseling. Mentoring and counseling services are designed to assist in developing employment related skills and planning for potential post-secondary opportunities.

While enrolled, students receive financial assistance in the form of a stipend for attending classes.

The High School Equivalency Program’s (HEP) goal is to help students succeed in obtaining their high school equivalency certificate while also increasing their workforce development skills. While enrolled, students will be provided free instruction, paid testing fees, books and career exploration guidance.

Eligibility

Eligible individuals for this program must have prior work in agriculture for the past 24 months or be a dependent of a farmworker.

Program Offerings

Academic Instruction – HEP offers instructional preparation that is tailored to each student’s needs. Each student develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that tracks their skill development and progress throughout their enrollment. Every student is also afforded the opportunity to receive academic tutoring and advising.

Financial Assistance – Personal expenses such as gas in order to attend classes, is provided. HEP realizes that attending classes requires a large commitment on the student’s behalf. As such, stipends for attending classroom instruction are provided to help relieve any financial burdens.

Post GED Exploration – Receiving a GED isn’t the only outcome for students in this program. After a student has received their high school equivalency certificate, they are provided assistance with post-secondary and employment opportunities.

The Employment and Training Department believes in empowering individuals to pursue and achieve their goals. We devise strategies that assist farmworkers in increasing their skills in areas including trade, education, and career development. Each of our 5 Community Resource Centers offer an array of services to help people of low income to obtain employment and achieve greater financial stability.

CC Idaho receives funding through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and is a provider of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) services.


Our Locations: Community Resource Offices (CRC)

317 Happy Day Blvd., Suite 250
Caldwell, ID 83607
Phone: (208) 454-1652
Fax: (208) 459-0448
 
Korene Gonzalez
Employment and Training Director
 

317 Happy Day Blvd., Suite 180
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: (208) 454-8604
Fax: (208) 459-1661

Ricardo Godina

Employment and Training Specialist

1349 S. Holmes Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: (208) 524-0980
Fax: (208) 524-9176
 
Laura Gramirez
Employment and Training Specialist

1139 Falls Avenue East Suite B
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: (208) 734-3336
Fax: (208) 734-8993

Roy Villaseñor
Employment and Training Regional Manager
 
437 E. 13th St.
Burley, ID 83318
Phone: (208) 878-1171
Fax: (208) 878-5876
 
Roy Villaseñor
Employment and Training Regional Manager
 
745 W. Bridge St., Suite H
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: (208) 785-6390
Fax: (208) 782-0904
 
Laura Gramirez
Employment and Training Specialist

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