The Workforce Assistance Center is a partnership of various community agencies, all working together to help the residents of Madera County. The partner agencies listed on this page offer a variety of services to assist you. Services include but are not limited to: assisting you with finding employment, referral to a school or training to improve your skills, assistance with housing, cash aid, food stamps, and Medi-Cal. Please click on the link, or review the brief description below, to get more information about any of the Partner Agencies located here at the Workforce Assistance Center.
California Department of Rehabilitation: The California Department of Rehabilitation offers a variety of services for both individuals with disabilities and employers looking to hire qualified candidates. Services are tailored to each person to help them reach their employment goal. Individuals with disabilities and rehabilitation counselors work together to determine which services will provide the best support to prepare for, find, or retain employment.
California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.: California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc provides employment and training services and other related services to Indian and Native American people who live in our service area which includes a large part of California, Illinois and three counties in Iowa.
Central Valley Opportunity Center: Central Valley Opportunity Center services include vocational education, remedial education, English Language instruction, emergency supportive services (when funding is available), transportation, emergency food, child care services and community education services.
Job Corps, Inc.: Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
The Housing Authority of the City of Madera: The Housing Authority of the City of Madera operates rental assistance programs for persons who meet eligibility requirements. Additional resident service programs include home ownership, self-sufficiency, after school programs and school readiness programs for 3-year old children.
Madera Community College Center: Madera Community College Center provides quality, innovative, and accessible educational programs and services that enhance student learning and global citizenship.
Madera County Department of Social Services: Madera County Department of Social Services can assist you and your family with welfare services. These services include but are not limited to Cash Assistance, Diversion Assistance, Medi-Cal Coverage, Food stamps, and Employment Services.
Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation: Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation is prepared to assist you in meeting your employment goals. We will work with your existing skills and abilities to assist you in finding employment or we can help you upgrade your current job skills that can lead to better employment. Training may be available to you through private or public schools or the community college system.
Madera Unified School District / Madera Adult School: Madera Adult School offers a variety of low-cost, no-cost educational opportunities. We offer classes that will prepare students for high school graduation as well as classes to pass the High School Equivalency test. We offer classes in English as a Second Language and Citizenship, parenting programs and classes for older adults.
Service Employment Redevelopment, SER Jobs for Progress, Inc.: SER is a non-profit, community based organization, located in Fresno County. SER provides low-income senior residents quality services in employment, education, and affordable housing.
State Center Adult Education Consortium: This consortium consists of adult schools, community colleges, and other local partners that provide basic education and short-term career technical education training for adults 18 years and older in order to assist with seamless transitions into the workforce and/or post-secondary education.
State of California Employment Development Department: Employment Development Department administers the Disability Insurance, Job Service, Unemployment Insurance, and referrals to other community services.