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School, work and financial independence - it’s
One of our goals at CalWORKs is to help you see the connection between what you are doing now and how it will pay off for you in the future. Investing in your education, training and career path now will bring real, life-changing benefits for you and your family.
School and work – everyone does it differently. CalWORKs Employment Services is ready to help you move in the direction of your dream job and pay check.
What is a dream job? This is the job that is your ultimate career goal. How do you identify this goal? Many students benefit from a Career Development class or other career exploration activities. These can help you to understand more about yourself and the types of jobs that would be a good “match” for you. You will learn about educational requirements for the job, what tasks you would be required to complete, the work environment, the availability of jobs in your community, the pay rate, medical and other benefits available to you and your family, and the hours of work. But equally as important is identifying what truly interests you. If you take the time to explore and learn, the steps towards your dream job in your chosen field of work will be easier to take.
How will I get a job in my chosen field of work?
You may also get an entry-level job in your chosen career field. This may mean you work as a receptionist in a medical office when your actual goal is nursing. You earn money to pay your bills, you gain exposure to your chosen career field, and you build your resume.
Another type of job helps you to transition from a lower level job in your chosen field to something with more responsibility and more pay. This further builds your skills and your resume.
A dream job is your ultimate goal – the job that you have worked so hard to achieve. It may take months or years to reach this goal. You may need to complete your education and work in entry-level or transitional jobs before you are qualified, but patience, hard work and a good career path plan will get you there.
I am afraid to look for work.
How can you help me?
To learn more about the CalWORKs Employment Services, please call the SRJC CalWORKs staff at (707) 527-4766.
Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges