Work Experience Program

Welcome to the Youth Experience Program (WEX). Through this program participants will gain a meaningful work experience in a "real world" job environment and acquire basic skills in employment standards, ethics, team work, leadership and initiative. As a component of the Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board (WDB) Youth Program, the WEX program was created to ensure participants develop the necessary work experience needed in order to be strong candidates in today's competitive economy. Eligible participants are ages 17 to 21 and have approximately 160 hours of available paid work experience compensation.  Insurance is subsidized by the Santa Barbara County WDB.

Since 2009, the WEX program has organized approximately 450 participants through year round and summer initiatives. Many have successfully transitioned into the labor market or enhanced their future economic independence and self sufficiency.  

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