California Human Development has successfully implemented The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) for over 40 years. The NFJP is a nationally-directed, locally-administered program of services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. California Human Development (CHD) provides career basic, individualized, and training services as described in WIOA Section 167(d) and 134 ( c ) 2 and 20 CFR Part 80 to eligible low income, adult and youth migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. Program services include but are not limited to vocational training, on-the-job training (OJT), work experience, job readiness, job development, job placement, ESL emergency assistance, and referrals. Career Services and Training grant recipients help farmworkers and their dependents acquire necessary skills to either stabilize or advance in their agricultural jobs or obtain employment in new industries. The goal is for agricultural workers and their dependents to full participation in the local workforce to improve the quality of their lives. Our case managers assist farmworkers to obtain employment and greater financial stability across 31 northern California counties. This program creates pathways for individuals to pursue and achieve the American Dream—building successful lives, families, neighborhoods, and communities. CHD has enrolled over 17,000 Farmworkers into the NFJP and has placed over 10,000 into unsubsidized employment.
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A DOZEN FIELD OFFICES
Twelve field offices serve as hubs where people are connected to the assistance, skills, knowledge, and contacts they need to gain steady employment. These services are free to those who qualify.
ASSISTANCE TO BRIDGE THE GAP
When necessary child care and other living assistance is arranged for qualifying individuals who are in crisis and to bridge the gap during training. This allows people to pursue careers that lead to self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.
In San Joaquin County, teens struggling in school and in life get a hand up to succeed. Academic and career guidance, life skills workshops and work experience opportunities encourage them to finish their education, get work, and assist their families on the road to success.