Welcome to CalWORKs
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Children (CalWORKS) at Bakersfield College provides education, employment training, support services and work study opportunities to increase wage earning power and lead to self-sufficiency.
A counselor is available to help develop an education and employment plan that addresses both short-term and long-term goals. An assessment of your needs will be made to determine what services can be met by Bakersfield College and what referrals are appropriate.
The CalWORKs Office is located in the EOPS Office. Contact the CalWORKs Office at (661) 395-4351.
Support services include, but are not limited to work study opportunities, academic and personal counseling, as well as, a cooperative partnership with the Department of Social Services.
We Provide our Students with the Following Services:
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links those in need to services available in the community such as food, clothing and shelter. 211 can be dialed from ANY phone line at no charge.
The Welfare-to-Work Program is designed to assist individuals receiving cash aid benefits through the CalWORKs Program. The primary benefit of the Welfare-to-Work Program is to provide you with the tools required to prepare for work and to be able to support your family. Our goal is to assist you in realizing your full potential so that you and your children can improve the quality of your life. For more information, visit the Welfare-to-Work Webpage
The centers are licensed through the California Department of Social Services. All teachers are professionally trained in the field of early childhood education, and are certificated through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Placement in the program is made according to state priorities and date of application.Apply online now! The program is designed for income eligible families who are enrolled in BC courses leading to a specific career/professional goal.
Programs include Food Bank, Head Start, WIC and Friendship House. Check out all the CAPK Programs online at http://www.capk.org/
Students interested in applying for the CalFresh program may call (661) 631-6062 to request an application by mail. Upon completion of the application and receipt from the county, the applicant will receive an appointment by mail. An application is also available online.
A referral can be provided be contacting a School Counselor, Community Specialist or School Administrator where YOUR child attends school. The school representative will provide you with information on where to pick up your food and what you will need to take with you. A Gleaners Referral must be requested; otherwise, a Food Bank referral will be provided.
Self-Referral Process: Catholic Social Services are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm. The student must take an ID and Social Security card for every adult in the home requesting services and a Social Security card for every child. Students can call to request services.
Career Education (CE) prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high skill, high-demand careers. CE is at the forefront of preparing students to succeed in fast-growing, high-growth industries around the country.
Career Education page
The local One-Stop Center within the County of Kern which serves as the recruitment and training center for local employers and job seekers. AJCC provides basic training courses and also partners with Employers' Training Resource (ETR) for more in-depth training courses.
America's Job Center of California