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WIA Program

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WIA is a federally funded program intended to support individuals who are seeking to improve their earning potential and career options by increasing skill levels, educational levels, and/or obtaining industry-relevant certification or licensure. WIA training eligibility is set by the state of California and the local Work Force Investment Board (WIB). Eligible students receive individual orientation and needs assessment, specialized academic counseling, and funds for training expenses, including enrollment fees, required textbooks, school supplies, uniforms and other required tools and materials. They may also receive reimbursement for transportation expenses. FTTW is the liaison between the WIB and Cabrillo College. Services are available to full-time in-county students and students who are receiving unemployment benefits seeking career training. Cabrillo students can apply for this program at the County Career Center in Watsonville. Enrollment opens and closes throughout the fiscal year. Training funds vary, dependent on CTE program.

Note to Counselors: Students are required to have a one year CTE education plan detailing each semester and all classes needed to complete their educational goal. Exception 1: Fast Track can only accept second year RT, RN, DH students. Exception 2: A 1.5 year education is needed if a student is in the ACE program, ESL or Basic Skills and pursuing a CTE program.       


  • One-on-one orientations
  • Fast Track To Work Academic Counselor appointments
  • Vouchers for registration, required books, and supplies
  • Referrals to on campus and community services


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