What is CalWORKs?

CalWORKs at Cuesta College is a program designed to assist student cash aid recipients navigate an educational pathway to a successful career so that they can transition off cash aid. We are here to work with CalWORKs students to achieve long-term self-sufficiency for themselves and their families through career planning and educational opportunities.

Our Services include:

  • Assist students to ensure compliance of your Welfare-to-Work (WTW) or Self-Initiated (SIP) plan through an career oriented Educational Plan.
  • Supportive Services targeted toward your educational/career goals.
  • Advocacy supporting resources and achievement toward school completion.
  • One-on-one case management services to assist in problem solving school/life issues.
  • Guidance in applying to the college, financial aid, and registration for classes.
  • Help with the Cuesta Scholarship application and resources to PAY for school.
  • Development of a resume and a job search portfolio to facilitate long-term employment.
  • Subsidized employment, work study and internships centered around your career.
  • Referrals to additional supportive services, on or off campus as needed.
  • Advocacy and education regarding Rights and Responsibilities issues.