SonomaWORKS supports training and education as part of an individual’s welfare to work plan. This may include but is not limited to, classes offered by: colleges, community colleges, adult schools, regional occupation programs, and private schools. Subjects can include occupational training, reading, writing, arithmetic, GED test preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), or other education directly related to and needed to obtain or retain employment.
SonomaWORKS participants may also learn job skills through on-the-job training as offered through the community service and work experience programs.
Sonoma County Approvable Training List - these are local educational programs. A SonomaWORKS participant must contact their Employment & Training Counselor if they are interested in an educational program, and together they will determine if the educational program is appropriate for the participant's circumstances and the local labor market.
SRJC CalWORKs - Santa Rosa Junior College offers a variety of services and financial resources that can help you cover your educational and living costs while you are a student. Funds are available to pay for books, school supplies, child care, and transportation while you are attending class and working. Eligible students receive specialized counseling and advising services provided by staff who understand the rules and regulations of welfare-to-work programs.