Employment Development Department: register and include a resume

Looking for Employment?

What: Attend Job Club seminars
Where: Employment Connections, 1063 W Henderson, Porterville
When: Each Tuesday from 8:30am - 10:00am

Seats are limited and its first-come first-serve. Come and hear what the employers are looking for when screening the applications.

For more information call 788-1400 

Labor Market Website

Examine the job prospects of your chosen career:

  1. Click this website
  2. Click on (step #3 California Occupational Codes).
  3. Click Keyword Search
  4. Type Occupation - click Find
  5. Highlight Occupation
  6. Select Your Area - Ex. Tulare County
  7. Click View The Guide

What you will see is lots of information regarding the career you selected. This is a great website that can assist you in selecting your career choice. Pass it on to your friends.

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Ask a Counselor


What can PC CalWORKs do for you?

  • Child care referrals
  • Financial aid advising
  • Career development workshops
  • Work study programs on-campus
  • Off-campus job placement
  • Advancement toward vocational degree or certificate leading to employment
  • Links to key PC departments and outside agencies
  • Job training leading toward employment


  1. Referred by TulareWORKs caseworker. Must be receiving TANF case aid and have a Welfare-To-Work Plan
  2. Student  completes college matriculation process i.e. application, assessment and orientation
  3. Meets with counselor and enrolled in classes
  4. Completes PC CalWORKs paperwork i.e. application, release of information, Ed Plan and Activity Plan
  5. Student provides the Agency Certification "gold form" to the PC CalWORKs Office


  • Educational, academic, financial and personal counseling
  • Job placement on and off campus
  • Book services
  • Workshops
  • Work-study
  • Child care

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Mission Statement

The Porterville College CalWORKs Program serves students and their families challenged with social and economic barriers to achieve self-sufficiency through higher education and training; offering career opportunities through collaboration and advocacy with our college and community partners; as well as encouraging the enrollment, retention, and transfer of our students to expand their human potential and enrich the quality of their lives.


Maria Roman

Director of CalWORKs


Yolanda Vasquez

CalWORKs Counselor


Araceli Carranza

CalWORKs Counselor


Diana Cabrera

Department Assistant III


Irene Ortega

Program Technician


Office Hours:

Mon and Thurs:  8am – 5:30pm
Tues and Wed:  8am – 6:30pm
Fridays:  8am-12noon
Office Phone:  559-791-2303