Sueños Program

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A program funded by the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County – Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Sueños helps teenagers and young adults (ages 16 to 24) develop workplace skills that will prepare them to enter and thrive in an increasingly competitive labor market. Sueños is a Santa Cruz County Office of Education (SCCOE) program funded by the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County – Workforce – WIOA.

Our Mission

The Sueños Program mission is to invest in our future workforce by providing Watsonville youth with support services and opportunities to:

  • Improve academic achievement
  • Prepare for and succeed in employment
  • Develop as citizens and leaders

Suenos flier 2017Our Goals

Sueños provides our youth with a supportive learning environment, encourages them to set attainable career goals, connects them to community resources, and helps them establish valuable and lasting relationships. To accomplish this, Sueños has developed a range of program components that:

  • Develop students’ communication skills
  • Provide youth with opportunities beyond the classroom to further explore career options
  • Encourage students to share their experiences with their families and friends
  • Innovate and individualize the learning experience
  • Give students a competitive edge in the job market
  • Collaborate with community partners to establish mentoring and guidance for youth
  • Earn Industry Certification for Achieving Competency in the Following:
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Occupational Safety
    • Basic Math and Reading Ability
    • Customer Service Skills
    • Work Ethics
    • Personal Skills and Work Habits
    • Basic Cashiering

In short, Sueños is committed to delivering services to eligible youth in Watsonville and the surrounding South County area that help bring their dreams (sueños) to fruition.

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Sueños Forms

Sueños Work Site Agreement
WIOA Self Referral Application

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