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Our Job Training Programs 

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Adult Program

  • Pre-Enrollment Services: Work with staff to address childcare and transportation barriers to maximize the MAKE work experience

  • 12-week paid work experience and job readiness training

  • 1-on-1 Employment and Follow-Up Services for Graduates

Youth Program

  • 10-week paid work experience and job readiness trainings, including

    • Weekly 90-minute Job Readiness Training

    • Real, paid work experience at Make Projects Restaurant every Saturday and Sunday

  • Employment and Follow-Up Services for Graduates

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Job Readiness Skills & Employment Services

Build your resume, advance your interview skills, and develop job-readiness skills. We help you get a job after!

Kitchen training at MAKE Projects

Paid Experience in a
Real-World Environment

Learn various culinary skills such as knife skills, recipe development, food handlers' trainings, and producing large quantities of food. 

MAKE Cafe Job Training on Server

Confidence Building &
Social Communication Skills

Develop customer service skills used in most jobs and every industry - while practicing your English skills! 


  • refugee and/or immigrant background

  • strong commitment to working afterwards and improving English

  • work authorization

    • CalFresh recipients preferred and highest priority

    • CalWORKs recipients possible but lower priority

  • open to working in the presence of alcohol and different types of food – need not touch

  • minimum 16 years of age

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