North County Youth Career Network (WIOA)


WIOA stands for Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act.

North County Youth Career Network is for youth ages 16-24 living in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, and Oceanside (non-high school graduates) wanting to develop a plan leading up to their high school diploma/GED attainment. Program continues on with college or trade school, and successful employment while being supported by a Program Specialist/Case Manager.

Youth are provided tutoring services to help them prepare for coursework and various exams. Academic Support Specialists address needs especially in preparation for the GED, CAHSEE, or SAT. College and technical school advisement is also provided.

In School Youth


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Eligible youth (16-19) that have not received a high school diploma who are struggling to stay in school and complete graduation requirements. Priority is given to current seniors enrolled in a Continuation School, who are ready to start in a career pathway.

In School R&R


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Recovery & Reengagement, supporting Youthful Offenders. Eligible youth in-school (16-19) that have come into the Escondido Police Department or Probation Diversion Programs and are attending (or returning to local high school or JCCS). Youth that have been in a Youth Detention Facility or are on formal probation or potential parolee.

Out of School Youth


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Out-of-School Youth. Eligible youth (17-24) that have stopped attending or dropped out of high school before obtaining their high school diploma or GED; who are ready to start in a career pathway (i.e. Healthcare, Automotive and 1st time work experience).

Out of School R&R


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Recovery & Reengagement, supporting Youthful Offenders.  Eligible Out-of-school youth (17-24) that have come into the Escondido Police Department or Probation Diversion Programs and are attending (or returning to local high school or JCCS). Youth that have been in a Youth Detention Facility or are on formal probation or potential parolee.

Work Readiness Training


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Every school year COMPACT’s Work Readiness Instructors offer a free, week-long, work readiness workshop on each of the district’s four high school campuses after school. Students who take the workshop end with a completed resume, cover letter, sample job application, interview skills and are knowledgeable about work place expectations.