To become a member of the Career Center, you MUST first attend the “Introduction to Services” workshop. You may participate in this workshop at either the Oceanside or Inland Career Center sites. The workshop presentation will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the services that the Career Centers have to offer. Once you have attended an “Introduction to Services” workshop you will be provided with guidance in determining your “next steps” in career development and in identifying employment.
In order to attend the “Introduction to Services” workshop you must provide the following information prior to participation:
- What-to-Bring Packet (Download here). This document outlines the (original) documents you must present prior to participation in the Introduction to Services workshop. Career Center staff are required by State and Federal law to verify a participating individual’s legal status or authorization to work before delivering employment or training services. Please review the What to Bring handout to ensure you have the appropriate documentation to present to the Career Center representative.
Veterans and Eligible Spouses - Priority of Service
The North County Career Centers are dedicated to providing all Veterans and their Eligible Spouses with Priority of Service at all service points in the Career Center. Please see the definitions below:
- Veteran Status Determination: An individual is considered a covered person if they have served at least one day in the active military, naval or air service, and was discharged or released from service under any condition other than a condition classified as dishonorable. Please note: The definition of veteran for the purpose of Career Center Priority of Service is different from the definition of veteran that applies under the Wagner-Peyser Act.
- The Eligible Spouse of a Veteran is:
- Any veteran who died of a service connected disability;
- Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: (i) Missing in action; (ii) Captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or (iii) Forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power;
- Any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; or
- Any veteran who died while a disability was in existence.