Welcome to the website of the Orange County Development Board (OCDB). In Partnership with the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the OCDB oversees Orange County's workforce development activities and establishes programs in response to the workforce needs of Orange County, including labor market information, employment and training services, and business assistance. Central to the OCDB’s ability to provide services is the network of One-Stop Career Centers, satellite centers and youth employment and training programs located throughout the County. The OCDB designs and implements programs and services for businesses, adult job seekers, dislocated workers and young adults, working in close collaboration with education, business, labor, economic development and other organizations with a stake in preparing the County’s workers to contribute to our growing economy.
For Job Seeker services, please visit the Job Seeker Services page, For Employer services, please visit the Business Services page, For Young Adult services, please visit the Young Adult page, ForEconomic Development Strategy (CEDS) information, please visit the CEDS page, For OC Region Labor Market Information, please visit http://www.oceconomy.org/
The Orange County Development Board (OCDB) was established as part of the County's implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). OCDB will facilitate the development and implementation of the Orange County Regional and Local Plan. OCDB provides ongoing leadership for and facilitation of economic and workforce development initiatives in the OC Region.
Regional plans and partnerships required by WIOA, function under California’s State Plan as the primary mechanism for aligning educational and training provider services with regional industry sector needs in California’s fourteen WIOA Regional Planning Units (RPUs). Orange County has been identified by the state as a single economic sub-region by the State of California and RPU. OCDB is facilitating the development and implementation of the Orange County Regional and Unified Local Plan.
California state law requires coordination between the K-12, Community Colleges, and WIOA systems and requires the use of sector strategies as the operational framework for the state’s workforce system. These two state mandated requirements are met under the State Plan by making federally required WIOA regional plans and partnerships the primary mechanism for aligning educational and training programs with regional industry sector needs.
The draft Orange County Regional and Unified Local Plan (2017-2020) is open for public comment.
All emails (with comments) must have the subject line "OC Regional Plan".
www.ocinternship.com: In partnership with Vital Link, the OCDB has launched the Orange County Internship Matching System. This service allows businesses to be matched directly to qualified, screened and assessed intern candidates through a centralized online portal. Students from all over the County and many different schools are provided career coaching and workshops to prepare them for workplace internships. These services are free to businesses, students and schools!
Orange County Development Board Community Investment Division 1300 S. Grand Ave Building B, 3rd Floor Santa Ana, CA 92705 Phone: (714) 480-6500 Fax: (714) 834-7132 E-mail: OCDB@occr.ocgov.com
This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer / program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call 714-834-7163 or TTY 711 at least 72 hours prior to event.
The Orange County Development Board is a proud partner of America’s Job Center of California℠ network.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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