Joaquin County community has made a considerable investment in
public and private job training programs. Recruitment, screening,
assessment and training assistance and funds are available through a
number of agencies and programs. This network of Human Resources
support provides an integrated approach to accessing resources to
meet the needs of individual employers. To maximize benefits in
meeting a firmís Human Resource needs, the entities listed below
participate in a process to help each employer define applicable
programs, the best application process, and facilitate
implementation. The objective of this process is to meet the
companyís need for qualified, trained employees while maximizing
the economic and resource benefits available.
Training Panel (ETP) is a State of California agency that
provides $80 to $100 million in job training funds annually
throughout the State. ETP is a funding agency -- not trainers.
Businesses determine their own training needs and how best to
provide training. Funds may be used for four types of training:
New Hire, Retraining, Special Employment Training and Welfare to
Work programs. Contracts areperformance based and may be up to two
years in length with training for individuals for up to 18 months.
Average contracts awarded range from $1,000 to 2,000 per trainee.
Joaquin County WorkNet
assists firms expanding or locating in San Joaquin County with their
human resources and business development needs. WorkNet can assist
with developing criteria, active recruitment, screening, testing and
assessment of basic skills. With multiple countywide locations,
Worknet offers electronic job posting, business and human resource
reference materials and interviewing facilities. WorkNet staff
assists employers create job descriptions, orientaiton programs,
design career ladders and cusomtized training for employees.
Employers can receive financial assistance to train thier workforce
through the On-The-Job-Training program.
Development Department, the stateís agency for employment
services, is the nationís largest employment agency. The EDD is
host of the California Job Openings Browse System (CalJOBS), an
internet based job listing and self referral system. Employers have
the option to enter job openings and search for applicants on their
own or through the services of EDD staff. EDD also assists with
recruitment, screening for eligibility, interviewing, testing and
more on a no fee basis.
Occupational Programs (ROP) offered by the San Joaquin County
Office of Education, maintains resources to assist in the
recruitment, assessment, and training of new employees. ROP also
offers customized training, on or off site, in time frames to meet
immediate employer needs. In most instances, the ROP may also
provide facilities, equipment and instructors for occupational
training as an avoided cost to the employer. Students range from
high school juniors and seniors to adults re-entering the workforce
or developing their skills. This pool of potential workers ranges
from 4,000 to 8,000 contacts.
within the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency, administers an
employer assistance program providing training and job placement to
welfare recipients. The program offers innovative and customized
training and services designed to assist employers with the cost of
hiring and training new employees, and assists those participants
who become employed with child care and transportation costs. The
CalWORKs caseload is approximately 18,000 adults of which nearly 85%
are female heads of households. Sixty percent (60%) of the clients
have completed high school or acquired a GED, and the majority have
some work experience or a working part time while seeking full time
employment. Employing participants of the program may bring federal
and/or state tax credits to the employer, especially if located
within the Stockton/San Joaquin Enterprise Zone.
Joaquin Delta Community College Training Programs are a variety
of technical certificate programs created in conjunction with local
industry. Also available are specialized training courses tailored
to specific needs of individual employers. Training, or retraining
of employees, can be conducted on the job site, in nearby facilities
or on-campus, at times conducive to the employer.