The City of Garden Grove is proud to introduce the Workforce Activation & Readiness Program (WARP), which is an employment development program that provides residents with the tools and skills they need to secure and maintain gainful employment. The employment development services will be offered by Stand Up For Kids and the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA). Services offered include: resume development, interviewing skills, job search assistance, basic office skills, dress for success workshops, English classes, and (in some cases) paid internships. The employment development services being offered in WARP will help prepare participants secure employment opportunities in the following fields: healthcare, information technology, construction, manufacturing, education, and administration.
The Workforce Activation and Readiness Program (WARP) Webinar included the following topics:
- Opening remarks from Mayor Pro Tem Kim Nguyen (begins at 1:30).
- WARP overview presented by City Staff (begins at 3:27).
- Service provider presentations from Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance and StandUp For Kids regarding programs and services they provide (begins at 6:35).
- A partner presentation from the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Union regarding their Apprenticeship Readiness Program (begins at 27:20).