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CalWORKs Virtual Services will be available Fall 2021

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The CalWORKs window located in the Student Services Building will be CLOSED until further notice. During this time, we will be offering virtual services. If you need to book an appointment with a CalWORKs counselor or advisor, chat with one of our front desk agents! Connect with someone who is "online" by clicking the yellow arrow icon. If the virtual features are not working, simply email for further assistance. 

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*New Service: Join us during our virtual office hours scheduled every Tuesday from 9:00 am-10:00 am via Zoom. Click the link below to get your questions answered from a CalWORKs team member!

Tuesdays, 9:00 am-10:00 am:


CalWORKs was established in 1997 by Assembly Bill (AB) 1542 as a cash aid program for low income families who require assistance meeting their basic needs. CalWORKs can assist single or two-parent families who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and those in transition off welfare, achieve long-term self-sufficiency through education, employment, and training programs to help families get jobs. Child care, transportation, work expenses and counseling are also available for families in work activities. There is a four year time limit for adults but the children can remain on aid if otherwise eligible under the Safety Net program.

The El Camino College (ECC) CalWORKs Program provides support to eligible students by helping you obtain your educational degree and/or certificate while gaining valuable work experience. A wide range of services are offered to help you achieve your goals including counseling, case management, job placement, college work study, individual tutoring, and reimbursements for books and supplies. The ECC CalWORKs Program staff is dedicated to providing you guidance, support and the best customer service on campus. Most importantly we want you to know that we're here to serve you and you're always welcome in our office.

CalWORKs Services (via telephone, email or virtual):

  • Priority Registration

  • Counseling (Telephone or Virtual Appointments)

  • Individual Career/Academic Advisement & Counseling

  • Books/Supplies - GAIN Material Request Form Assistance 

  • Community Support & Services Referral

  • On-Site GAIN Service Worker 

  • On & Off Campus Job Placement Referrals and Assistance (placements on hold due to COVID-19)

  • Work Study - Employment assistance, resume writing, job search skills, interview preparation

  • Coordination with the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

  • Tutoring Referrals

  • Holiday Recruitment & Retention Event

  • Mini Conference each Spring & Fall semester

GAIN Document Processing: Email to

  • GN 6005A (SIP-Self-Initiated Program) Referral

  • GN 6006 (VOC-Vocational) Referral Form (along with GN 6013 and GN 6014)

  • GN 6390 (Multiple Schools) Referral Form(along with GN 6013 and GN 6014)

  • GN 6070 (Progress Report)

  • GN 6365 (Monthly Attendance Report)

  • Book material request Ancillary (Books, Supplies & Fee Reimbursement)

  • Form ST1-20A (WTW Verification) Training verification (Childcare)

  • Student must submit a current class printout with all documentation turned in for completion.
  • There is a three business day turn around from the ECC CalWORKs office.


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