Description: If you are looking to upgrade your skills to perform better in your job or advance in your career, we can help. You can access hundreds of self-driven courses for free through our SkillUp Contra Costa Metrix Learning portal.

You can also receive up to $5,000 to help cover the cost of skills training through any eligible provider. Add to your skillset with a certificate in a high-demand field, including advanced manufacturing; construction; energy; healthcare and life sciences; information and communications technology and digital media; or transportation and logistics.

Eligible providers are listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). These providers meet the requirements to provide training services funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. All ETPL programs and providers can be found on this CalJOBS webpage.

If you participate in the WIOA job-training program, you may be eligible to receive supportive services that can include payment or reimbursement for training-related costs, such as; school supplies, books, fees, uniforms, tools, union dues and childcare, transportation, and a stipend to cover the cost of your books, among other services.

Benefits: Free self-paced online learning and assessments to help with enhancing skills such as digital literacy; food preparation and serving-related occupations; education and sales occupations; as well as healthcare and manufacturing and trade occupations. (Metrix)

A $5,000 scholarship to cover the cost of job training and access to support services that will make it easier for you to pursue your education. (ETPL)

Eligibility: Any adult 18+ who enrolls in the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) program, completes orientation, provides the required documents, and demonstrates need for assistance.

How do I get started? The first step is to have a valid email address and then complete this form to have a Career Services team member email you to help with registration for the WIOA program and to share information about the next orientation session.

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