Education & Training

There are few people in the world who couldn't benefit from a little more training. Getting extra training can help place you in a new career, or give you a better chance at getting the job of your choice. If you've been out of work for a while, or simply want to brush up on your skills, check out your training options and learn, learn, learn.

Computer Learning:

Schedule an appointment today with a vocational counselor for a referral to The Job Market computer lab, (707) 441-5627.

Laid-off/Dislocated Workers Services:

Employment Training Division of Humboldt County

930 Sixth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 441-4600

The Employment Training Division of Humboldt County can provide individuals who meet federally mandated eligibility requirements with the training and services they need to get and keep a job. We assist adults who have seriously attempted, but have been unable to find suitable employment. We also work with people who have been laid off or have lost their job due to a business closure. Our goal is to help you become skilled, employed, and self-sufficient. Check the state Eligible Training Provider List to see what programs are authorized under this program.

To expand your training options, consider apprenticeships, military opportunities, vocational schools, and these other local training sites!

Specialized Services

There are a number of local services designed to meet the unique employment needs of specific individuals or groups. These include services for the Disabled, Veterans, Native Americans, Senior Citizens, and Dislocated Workers. If you would benefit from the services of these agencies, please call the number indicated, or visit their website to obtain more information.

Native American Services

Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc.

241 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00

(707) 445-8451

NCIDC provides on-the-job training and direct job placement to Indians (not affiliated with any specific tribe). The NCIDC also operates The American Indian Art and Gift Shop, located on the ground floor of the Carson Block Building. The shop assists Indian artists by providing a market for their products, and by training Indian people who need work experience to enter the job market.

California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.

Redding Field Office
2540 Hartnell Ave, Ste 1, Redding CA 96002

(530) 222-1004
(530) 222-4830, fax

Administrator of the Native Employment Works Program. Contact for more information.

The Center for Indian Community Development

Humboldt State University

(707) 826-3711

The Center is becoming increasingly involved with business and economic development activities. Staff work to help develop skilled managers and skilled workers. They help candidates acquire business-startup and working capital; and to identify market opportunities and procure sales contracts.

Disabled Services

Humboldt County Social Services Branch

929 Koster Street
Eureka, CA 95501


The Humboldt County Social Services Branch offers cash assistance, CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps), MediCal and CMSP to eligible families and individuals. The Welfare-to-Work program assists clients with childcare, transportation and work-related training expenses while working or looking for work. We will assist you becoming self-sufficient.

California Department of Rehabilitation

1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-6300
(707) 441-5833

Provides training, employment opportunities, and job skills to people with disabilities.

Social Security Administration

3144 Broadway
Eureka, CA 95501

Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00

(866)828-1991 toll free
Fax (707) 822-7167

The Social Security Administration works to assist Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities to achieve employment by providing education about programs and services that facilitate entry into the workforce. These programs include benefit payments, work incentives, Plans To Achieve Self Support (PASS), and income disregards. There is a new tool on the Social Security web site to help determine whether you qualify for benefits.


P. O. Box 2010
Eureka, CA 95502

(707) 444-9631
fax(707) 443-0781

Provides job placement and coaching services to adults with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and psychiatric disabilities.