Alameda County Workforce Development Board
Provides employers and job seekers with universal access to tools, resources, and services that assists with obtaining employment and business goals.
Who We Are
The Alameda County Workforce Development Board (ACWDB) is a dynamic 27-member employer-led body that oversees Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs and a variety of other programs in response to business and industry needs. The ACWDB ensures relevant career services for job seekers, including adults, dislocated workers, youth, and young adults. ACWDB also provides resources for employers to assist in identifying talent, as well as growing, training, and retaining their workforce.
ACWDB’s career services are delivered through community and education partners located throughout Alameda County. Job seekers learn about high-growth employment opportunities in Alameda County, acquire occupational skills through training, and find assistance with employment placement and supportive services.
The best workforce development system that benefits both employers and job seekers.
To provide employers and job seekers with universal access to tools, resources, and services that assists them with obtaining employment and business goals.
Adults and Dislocated Worker Services
The services below are offered at the following locations:
- Job Seeker workshops on WIOA Title I eligibility, job searching, resume development, interviewing skills, networking, etc.
- Job coaching/case management for WIOA Title I enrolled individuals, as well as job placement assistance.
- Employer connections through job fairs, panels, employer spotlights, and employer networking.
- Occupational training through WIOA Title I Individual Training Account (ITA) program or the On-the-Job-Training (OJT) program for WIOA-eligible clients.
Office Locations and Contacts for Adults and Dislocated Workers
Hybrid services are available both virtually and in-person due to the pandemic. Please contact the service location nearest you:
Eden Area America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) for Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Ashland, and Cherryland residents:
24100 Amador Street, 3rd Floor
Hayward, CA 94544
North Cities Career Center at the College of Alameda for Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville and Piedmont residents:
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial
Parkway, Alameda, California 94501
To learn how to connect with ACWDB’s community partners to enroll in career services or access business assistance, please visit: https://www.acwdb.org.
Youth and Young Adult Programs
Youth Innovation Program
Youth and young adults ages 16-21 and who are still in high school or college, can connect with a service provider and learn more about the Youth Innovation Program.
Future Force Career Program
Youth and young adults ages 16-24 who are unemployed or seek education (GED or college) assistance, can connect with a service provider and learn more about the Future Force Career Program.
Youth and Young Adult Services
Academic Support and Counseling
- Tutoring, study skills, instruction, school support, and academic recovery services to help young adults earn their GED if needed;
- Transitional support to bridge to post-secondary education and training; and,
- Comprehensive guidance, including mentoring, and drug and alcohol abuse counseling, gang diversion, and/or referrals to other counseling services.
Career Awareness and Preparation
- Labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors and occupations available in Alameda County, including career awareness, counseling, and exploration;
- Skills training, leading to occupational certificates and credentials;
- Paid and unpaid work experiences, such as summer employment, internships, pre-apprenticeships, and on-the-job training, that are linked to in-demand occupations;
- Leadership development opportunities, including community service linkages;
- Financial literacy education; and,
- Entrepreneurial skills training.