CalWORKs is California's plan for people on public assistance. Gavilan College is a partner in this program, which assists CalWORKs participants at the community college while they prepare for employment. The college provides education, employment training, work-study and support including child care and transportation assistance.
The goal of the program is for students to increase their wage earning power and to become economically self-sufficient. A counselor/advisor is available to work with the student to develop an educational and employment plan that addresses immediate as well as long term goals.
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One of your responsabilities as a CalWORKs student is to meet with your CalWORKs counselor to develop an educational plan.
This plan will show you the classes you will take at Gavilan College each semester before receiving an AA/AS degree and/or transferring to a four year university to seek a professional degree.
Any time you decide to change your class schedule by adding or dropping a class, you must make an appointment (408-848-4740) to update your Educational Plan.
As a CalWORKs student attending college, you may have to complete cal lab study hours as part of your welfare to work plan. These hours will be included in your TBA.
Hours can be completed in the Hollister & Morgan Hill Sites, the Computer Place, the Tutoring Center, the Writing Lab, the Math Lab, the Business Skills Lab, the Library, the Student Center, and Outside. However, You may not be logged in to Guid 558 or in any other class during Cal Lab time.
Any time you decide to change your class schedule by adding or dropping a class, you must make an appointment (408-848-4740) to update your TBA.
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CalWORKs also provides mental health counseling services through Gardner Services.
The Gardner therapist is available at Gavilan College on Tuesdays from 9am-4pm. If you are seeking ongoing counseling and would like to be referred to the therapist, please make an appointment (408-848-4740) to meet with your CalWORKs counselor.
If you are interested in forming part of the CalWORKs program and would like to schedule an appointment for eligibility, please call us at 408-848-4740.Return to the Top Address of this Website: