Vocational counseling can be helpful if you face challenges that prevent you from easily identifying a career goal and attaining a job. After attending the MEC, you may choose to meet one-on-one with a career counselor who can provide assistance with your job search. If you need more in-depth services and are eligible, you may be enrolled into the WIA program, which allows you to work more intensely with a career counselor for a more extended period of time.
Some of our on-site partners also provide vocational counseling:
Department of Rehabilitation
The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) helps individuals with disabilities obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently. Vocational rehabilitation services may include training, education, transportation and job placement. For more information, call (415) 893-7702.
EDD Veterans Services
Veteran’s employment assistance may be available to eligible U.S. military veterans. This includes specialized assessment and job search assistance. For more information, contact Fred "Jake" Costa at (415) 507-1982.
The YWCA 50+ Employment Program assists low-income Marin County women over 50 years old in finding permanent employment. The 50+ Employment Program provides career assessment and coaching. The program is based at MEC. A representative is available Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-4:30pm. For more information, call Betty Szudy at (415) 264-7129.