Career or Job Training and other educational opportunities can be a vital part of anyone's short or long term employment goals.

In the competitive world of job seeking, having a good set of skills or the right educational qualifications can make the difference in getting the quality job you want.  There  are many options available to improve your competitive edge through vocational training and educational growth.

For those who don't possess a high school diploma, obtaining a GED may be the most valuable first step they can take.  For those looking to gain new skills or improve existing job skills, there are many training programs available through public and private schools, as well as government supported programs like the Regional Occupational Program (ROP).  In addition to classroom training, new skills can also be obtained through hands-on apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training, internship and externship opportunities.


Satisfied Customer

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JD completed WIA sponsored welding re-certification training

In 2011, I entered the Yuba County One Stop Center with the intent of finding employment. Expecting long lines, forms and questions, I instead received answers, personalized service and direction from the WIA program that met my needs. I am very pleased with the Yuba County Program to say the least.

Within a week of my recertification as an active welder, I was hired by a growing company in the immediate area that constructs tilt-up buildings. I have been with this company now for more than a year. The future is bright and I thank the Yuba County One Stop, a valuable resource in our community.

JD Barrie

Check with our staff at the One Stop Center for additional information regarding occupational and academic training opportunities, as well as financial aid assistance programs.

Also, check out the great links to School & Training Info below.

Special Note to Individuals Receiving Unemployment Insurance Benefits:

Your eligibility to receive unemployment insurance benefit payments is based in part on the fact that you are available for work on each day listed on your UI claim form.  If you begin attending classroom training during your claim period, your eligibility for unemployment insurance benefit payments may be impacted.  There is a program offered through the Employment Development Department called the California Training Benefits (CTB) Program that allows you to attend an approved training and still receive your UI benefits.  It is very important that you contact an Unemployment Insurance representative as soon as possible after filing your UI claim and before you begin classroom training to let them know you may be considering training options during your UI claim period.  Due to the large number of people filing for California Training Benefits at this time, even if you are starting an approved training there may be a delay in receiving your normal UI benefits after you actually enter a classroom.  Be sure to check with EDD representatives about possible delays so you can plan ahead to deal with covering your basic living needs as necessary.               

 [EDD CTB Fact Sheet]                        [Tips for Qualifying for the California Training Benefits Program]

Federal Initiative for Job Training or Education

On May 8, 2009, President Obama announced a federal initiative to allow dislocated workers or their dependents expanded access to financial aid for education and training during a period of economic uncertainty. This initiative enables applicants who apply for student federal financial aid through their training provider to qualify based on their current economic status.       [read more]

Training Located at the Yuba County One Stop Center

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The following training is offered through the cooperation of the Tri County Regional Occupational Program and the Yuba County Office of Education.  It is designed to provide students with professional skills that will allow them to be competitive in entry-level occupations and to enhance their career opportunities. 

Basic Patient Care

This 7-week training will provide you with classroom and clinical experience that will prepare you to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.  Due to the requirement of working in a licensed health care facility, students must meet certain requirements and obtain specific training items for their personal use.  Financial assistance may be available.

CNA Student and client

          What you will learn:
  • Patient care techniques
  • Recording vital statistics
  • Basic Medical Terminology
  • Use of assistive equipment
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Safety in the workplace
  • Nursing home practices

For more information or registration call (530) 749-4850

Other Education & Training Information
Getting your GED
Apprenticeship Training

The General Education Development Test, or GED,   is a test that certifies the taker has attained high school-level academic skills. The GED is taken by individuals who did not obtain a high school diploma.

Individuals that pass the test receive a General Equivalency Diploma, which is also called a GED.

More than 15 million students have received the GED since its inception. One in every seven Americans with high school credentials received the GED, as well as one in twenty college students.

In addition to English, the GED test is available in Spanish, French, large print, audiocassette, and braille.


Apprenticeship training programs are most often associated with what are known as "skilled trades" or occupations, such as those related to construction and building, however they may also include other occupations like fire fighting, millwrights, automotive and civil service.

Typically an apprenticeship training program will last between 2-5 years and include both classroom and hands-on training.  Upon successful completion of the paid training program an apprentice is certified as having Journeyman level skills and is ready to embark on a high-paying career in their selected field.

For More Information about apprenticeship training programs, click on the links displayed below:

California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association

Building California Construction Careers

A Snapshot of Apprenticeship in California

Apprenticeship Programs - Sacramento


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How to Obtain Copies of your GED
Links to Schools & Training Info

As of January 18, 2005, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) - GED Records Center handles all requests for duplicate records in California.

Call toll-free 866-370-4740

ETS - GED Records Center
P. O. Box 4005
Concord, CA 94524-4005

Please note that GED records are considered confidential and will only be released with the test-taker's signature. The state Educational Test Service office cannot release testing information by telephone and does not accept e-mail or fax requests for records.

Alternate High School Diploma Equivalency
The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE), provides a way for people over 16 years old and those with partial high school credit, to obtain a high school diploma equivalency outside of the GED testing system.     [read more]

ED2GO - ONLINE COURSES- Yuba Community College District - Community Education Department          [Click Here]

Yuba College LogoA representative of our Workforce

Investment program (WIA) is located at Yuba

College to assist eligible students with their

occupational training needs.

The office is located in the main administration

building #100, in Room 121 on the Marysville campus

at 2088 N. Beale Road, Marysville, CA 95901

(530) 741-6830

What Training Do You Need For What Job?
California Labor Market Information

Different kinds of jobs require different kinds of training from short term hands on training to advanced college degrees.  The link below will provide you with a wealth of information regarding what the training requirements are for hundreds of occupations.

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Do you know what the In-Demand occupations are now and will be in the future in California?

If you are considering training for a new occupation, you should review the latest occupational information for job growth projections and other important factors.        [read more]

Financial Aid For Students
Free Computer Training Online

There are a variety of financial aid programs available from both the federal and state governments to assist students with costs associated with their academic pursuits.          [read more]

Funding Education Beyond High School

U.S. Department of Education

California Student Aid Commission

California State Student Aid Programs

Scholarship Search

America's Career InfoNet

Post 9/11 GI Bill Training Benefits

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

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Free- Microsoft Digital Literacy Program         
The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.       [Click Here]

Free- Microsoft Office Online Training       [click here]

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 Experience Works helps low-income seniors (55 and up),

get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities.

 Local (530) 749-4887     [Flyer]    [Website]

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Free Online Courses from Alison

Alison is a leading provider of free on-line training in

multiple categories and subjects.       [Click Here]