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100 E California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-6000
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CalWORKs Employment Preparation Program (EPP)

The CalWORKs Employment Preparation Program, sponsored by the Kern County Department of Human Services, provides participants the opportunity to practice job skills in a work environment. The purpose of the program is for CalWORKs participants to develop the skills necessary to obtain full-time, unsubsidized employment and achieve self-sufficiency.

Organization Benefits

  • Provide your organization with extra-help labor at no cost
  • Covers the participants' workers compensation exposure while they are working at your site
  • A simple contract and a weekly participant timesheet are the organization's only requirements
  • Your organization will be assisting CalWORKs participants to transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency

Community Benefits

  • As participants transition to self-sufficiency, the number of individuals who rely on public assistance is reduced
  • Community sites will benefit from increased staffing

CalWORKs Participant Benefits

  • Participants will learn basic job skills and have the opportunity to develop good work habits
  • Participants will learn about the importance of punctuality and teamwork in the workplace
  • Participants will meet their CalWORKs mandated work activity requirements
  • Some participants will have the opportunity to transition into paid employment positions
  • Children learn from positive role models

Please partner with us to provide CalWORKs participants the opportunity to build the skills they need in order to reach self-sufficiency.

If you are interested in this program, please contact your local Department of Human Services Staff listed below.

BAKERSFIELD CENTER
100 E. California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Bill Cameron, Program Specialist
PH: 661.631.6523

DELANO CENTER
1816 Cecil Avenue
Delano, CA 93215
Emma Ruiz, Program Specialist
PH: 661.721.5804
FX: 661.721.5162

LAKE ISABELLA CENTER
7050 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Ste. 130
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
Richard Ward, Program Specialist
PH: 760.549.2136
FX: 760.549.2132

LAMONT CENTER
8300 Segrue Rd
Lamont, CA 93241
George Frayre, Program Specialist
PH: 661.635.4026
FX: 661.635.4099

MOJAVE CENTER
2300 Hwy. 58
Mojave, CA 93501
Tom Pear, Program Specialist
PH: 661.824.7533
FX: 661.824.7801

RIDGECREST CENTER
145 E Ridgecrest Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Bob Smith, Program Specialist
PH: 760.499.5248
FX: 760.499.5299

SHAFTER CENTER
113 Central Valley Hwy.
Shafter, CA 93263
Brenda Villanueva, Program Specialist
PH: 661.746.8410
FX: 661.746.8402

TAFT CENTER
119 North 10th St
Taft, CA 93268
Marie Covello, Program Specialist
PH: 661.763.0206
FX: 661.763.0294