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CalWORKS - Employment-Focused Education Programs

Room 767, Building 700
Telephone (510) 723-6985  Fax (510) 723-7026           

About CalWORKs


Chabot College can help you maximize the State TANF (AFDC) time-limits!

CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) is the state's welfare-to-work program established in 1996 as a response to federal welfare reform. The program provides temporary financial assistance and employment-focused services to families with minor children who have income and assets below State limits for their family size. Within the statewide community college system, CalWORKs is a state funded program designed to assist individuals in obtaining the education and training necessary to successfully compete in today's job market and to achieve economic stability.

Chabot CalWORKs is a program of services for TANF / AFDC recipients intended to help families receiving state aid achieve economic self sufficiency.  The program serves CalWORKs students by providing educational and career opportunities that enable students to complete their educational goals, find meaningful employment, and successfully transition into the workforce.  Our CalWORKs program supports economic self-sufficiency through the attainment of higher education, as well as part-time work experience opportunities.

Chabot College provides accelerated comprehensive workforce solutions to Southern Alameda County residents and beyond. Accelerated courses and programs allow for flexible scheduling and are designed for new career seekers and working adults, in addition to welfare recipients who are looking for practical education and training.

Examples of Degree & Certificate Programs leading to employment:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Case Manager for Human Services
  • Early Childhood Associate Teacher
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Interior Design
  • Machinist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Software Specialist
  • Welder/Toolmaker


Chabot College CalWORKs training programs are pre-approved by Alameda County.

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