Cal Works recipients
18-24 Year Old Young Adults
The Academy is open to U.S. citizens
and other adults who are age 18 and over at the
time of application.
Aliens Eligible To Work
The Academy is open to nationals
of the United States, lawfully
admitted permanent resident aliens,
refugees, individuals granted asylum, parolees, and other
individuals authorized by the
Attorney General to work in the United States.
Priority will be given to Santa
Barbara County residents.
There are no current income restrictions
for Santa Barbara County WIA
programs except for those currently
employed. Please contact us for the current income
All males who are at least 18
years of age born after December 31, 1959 and
who are not in the Armed Forces
on active duty, must be registered for the Selective Service.
An applicant must provide all
required documentation to complete the
eligibility process when they
formally apply to the Customer Service Academy.
An employed individual is one
who, during the 7 consecutive days prior to completing an
application, did any work at
all as a paid employee, in his or her own business, profession or
farm; worked 15 hours pr more
as an unpaid worker in an enterprise operated by a member of the
family; or is one who is not
working, but has a job or business from which he or she was
temporarily absent because of
illness, bad weather, vacation, labor-management dispute, or
personal reasons, whether or
not paid by the employer for time-off, and whether or not seeking
An unemployed individual is one
who did not work during the 7 consecutive days prior to
application, who made specific
efforts to find a job within the past 4 weeks prior to
application, and who was available
for work during the 7 consecutive days prior to application.
Also, included as unemployed
are those who did not work, and (a) were waiting to be called back
to a job from which they had
been laid off, or (b) were waiting to report to a new wage or
salary job scheduled to start
within 30 days.
An underemployed individual is
one who is working part time but desires full time employment or
is working in employment not
commensurate with the individual.