Projects, Services and Opportunities
available through IVROP for Youth and Adults
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Environmental Programs 760.312.6620
Students in this program explore and investigate a range of local environmental issues. Students in grades K-12 benefit from class presentations and field experiences focusing on the Salton Sea Wildlife Refuge and the New River Wetlands Program. Involvement includes the presentation of the Annual Earth Day event. Funded by Desert Wildlife Unlimited, Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, Imperial Irrigation District, and Earth Day sponsors.
Imperial County Faces for the Future 760.482.2635
ICFF is a three-year educational pipeline program directed at improving health disparities by increasing cultural competency and diversity among health care and biomedical professionals. ICFF serves 30 at-risk students that are enrolled in grades 10-12 in local high schools and that want to pursue a career as a healthcare professional (low income, foster child or an individual requiring assistance to complete an education or secure and hold employment). ICFF provides academic enrichment and career guidance, psychosocial support, health careers exposure and training through clinical internships. Funded by The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation.
This program gives students with special needs, the opportunity to broaden their understanding of careers and the choices available to them. It provides each student with individual guidance into areas of special interest and abilities. It also helps them prepare for the realities found in the workplace. The WorkAbility program serves junior high/middle schools and high schools in Imperial Valley. Funded by California Department of Education.
ACE (Accessing Careers through Education) 760.337.3096
ACE serves youth ages 16-21 in the communities of Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial and outlying areas. Targeted groups are youth in foster care and former foster youth. Services include case management, academic and career/technical instruction, career exploration, counseling, college prep, scholarships, computer training, life skills workshops, leadership development, and work experience. Funded by Imperial County Department of Social Services.
ACE THP Plus (Transitional Housing Program Plus) 760.337.3096
THP Plus is a housing program for former foster youth between the ages of 18-24 living in Imperial County. Services include rental assistance, utility assistance, assistance with furniture, counseling services, mentoring, links to work experience, life skills workshops, and case management. Funded by Imperial County Department of Social Services.
ACE HPRP (Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program) 760.337.3490
HPRP is a housing and utility assistance program for Imperial Valley residents experiencing economic hardship. For both homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing, case management includes identification, assessment, planning, resource acquisition, stabilization, and support. Funded by Center of Family Solutions.
CAMINO (Creating Avenues for Mitigation Individuals Needing Opportunities) 760.353.9763
CAMINO serves youth between the ages of 15-18 of agricultural workers and related industries impacted by fallowing with work readiness, job shadowing, educational and career related fieldtrips, career luncheons, parent meetings, mentoring, and leadership opportunities. Funded by Imperial Irrigation District Local Entity.
CTE Pathways, SB-70 Community Collaborative 760.482.2605
SB70 refers to Senate Bill 70, which funds Career Technical Education opportunities. This collaborative grant works with Imperial Valley College and College of the Desert to help support career exploration activities at targeted junior high schools (Barbara Worth, Kennedy, Frank Wright, and Seeley) and CTE Pathways. CTE Pathways are professional development opportunities made possible for the valley’s high schools in the targeted industry sectors of Energy and Utilities, Health Science and Medical Technology, Public Services, and Agriculture and Natural Resources for biofuel production. Professional development offered to these high schools is aimed at creating/refining CTE Pathways in these sectors by creating/refining whole courses or lesson plans for academic or CTE courses that support pathway exploration in the areas targeted. Funded by California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
(Together - Promotes Healthy Families, Marriages and Economic Stability)
Project JUNTOS is a nationally recognized evidence based project that promotes healthy families, healthy marriages, economic stability and self-sufficiency. JUNTOS serves 300 adult (17 years and older) couples on an annual basis. JUNTOS helps participants achieve personal and family well-being through research-based educational sessions. Eligible participants explore and learn about family and marriage education; relationship enhancement; parenting; conflict resolution; communication; financial literacy/management; and job/career advancement. Eligible clients can even earn while they learn. Educational sessions are offered on a flexible basis (weekdays, weekends, accelerated, etc.). Funded by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance.
QUEST (QUality Education, Services and Talent) 760.482.2616
Project QUEST supports a Health Science pipeline program for students in grades 7-14 through the enhancement of the existing career pathway at Calexico High School. Pathway activities include teacher participation in curriculum development and lesson planning to infuse health careers. Students participate in career exploration, career awareness activities, SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1college and industry sites, and CalHOSA activities. Funded by California Department of Education, Health Science and Medical Technology Capacity Building Project.
STAR (Succeeding Through Actions and Responsibility) 760.312.6622
Project STAR provides pre-pre employment, basic skills, life skills, leadership, and self-development training along with other health based and community driven activities. Individual, small and large group training and coaching are provided at Imperial County Behavioral Health Services, El Centro Outpatient Clinic, IVROP offices and other local agencies and organizations. Funded by Imperial County Behavioral Health Services.
WIA YOUTH SERVICES – TOY (Training Opportunities for Youth) 760.353.9763
Project TOY serves WIA eligible youth between the ages of 14-21 with an in-school program and a summer program. Case management, work experience, work readiness, leadership, educational, occupational, counseling, and supportive services are provided to eligible youth. Funded by Federal Workforce Investment Act, Imperial County Workforce Investment Board.
America Works 760.482.2622
This project trains for National Institute of Metalworking Skills machining Level 1 Certifications in areas of job planning, bench work, layout, manual machining skills, turning operations, chucking skills, drill press, measurement, material use, safety, CS milling and turning operations. Funded by Mega Region Initiative and California Labor and Workforce Development Agency 15% and 25% Governor’s Discretionary Funds.
Nenes (HIPPY) 760.312.6622
Project Nenes targets and recruits families with children ages 3-5 and offers in-home instruction using the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) curriculum. This internationally recognized program is delivered through trained parent home visitors to help prepare children for kindergarten entry by developing the overall school readiness of the children. Focus is on stay-at-home children that generally do not receive preschool instruction and enter the school system unprepared. The families participate in parent support groups and receive weekly in-home instruction, school readiness, and school materials for thirty weeks. Funded by Imperial County Children and Families First Commission.
PADRES (Fathers) 760.482.2626
Project PADRES is a family-focused evidence based program which helps fathers succeed as parents and as providers. Participants receive a stipend while they explore and learn about topics in healthy marriage/relationship education, parenting, fatherhood skills, financial literacy, and employment readiness. PADRES offers counseling services, case management support, support services, paid on-the-job training, and employment placement services. The project serves 200 participants on an annual basis. Eligibility is based on income (receiving TANF or TANF eligible) or as measured by Federal income guidelines, father or expectant fathers, and participants at least 18 years of age and older. Funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Registered Nurse (RN) Mentorship Program 760.482.2635
This RN mentorship grant serves 14 third semester RN WIA eligible students from IVC by enhancing their ability to graduate, pass the State Nursing Exam (NCLEX), along with assistance in job placement as an RN. Participants receive additional services, including 48 hours of one-on-one mentoring at the hospital, 40 hours of NCLEX review after graduation, tutoring during their 3rd and 4th semesters, intensive case management, resume writing, support services (stipend), job placement, and follow-up services. Funded by Imperial County Workforce Development Board, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocation.
SERVE Vets 760.337.5025
(Service, Education, Retention, Value & Employment for Veterans)
SERVE Vets meets the educational, job retention, employment, and value-added service needs of Imperial County eligible veterans. The goals are to provide program veterans high quality, efficient and direct employment and training services, on-the-job training, job placement and retention services. Accesses to training programs in demand are emphasized. Funded by California Labor and Workforce Development Agency 15% & 25% Governor’s Discretionary Funds.
SERVE Vets – Green Industry 760.337.5025
SERVE Vets meets the educational, job retention, employment, and value-added service needs of Imperial County eligible veterans. The goals are to provide program veterans high quality, efficient and direct employment and training services, on-the-job training, job placement and retention services. Access to training programs in demand in the alternative energy industry are emphasized. Funded by California Labor and Workforce Development Agency 15% & 25% Governor’s Discretionary Funds.
WIA Machinist 760.482.2622
Training towards National Institute of Metalworking Skills machining Level 1 certifications is provided in the following areas: Job Planning Bench work, Layout, Manual Machining Skills, Turning Operations, Chucking Skills, Drill Press, Measurement, Material & Safety, CS Milling and Turning Operations. Funded by California Labor and Workforce Development Agency 15% & 25% Governor’s Discretionary Funds.
WIA Adult Training 760.482.2637
Training opportunities for adults interested in applying through the One-Stop Employment Centers are available. WIA eligible participants receive classroom and hands-on instruction for industry specific skills along with supportive services that may be available to enhance the training. Courses available through IVROP include Banking & Finance, Entrepreneurship, Food Technology/Catering, Nursing Assistant, and Security Guard. Funded by Imperial County Workforce Development Board as Individual Training Accounts (ITAs).
Project WORK supports CalWORKs clients in gaining regular employment. This is accomplished by placing clients in subsidized employment opportunities and providing guidance and support potentially resulting in permanent employment. This project supports the employer by providing a no-cost, on-the-job training situation allowing businesses to develop clients into effective long-term employees. Funded by Imperial County Department of Social Services, CalWORKs, Welfare to Work.
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