Services for Education and Employment (SEE) launched in 1965 as a Neighborhood Youth Program, with a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Utilizing DOL funding, SEE provided young adults throughout Tulare County with work readiness training, soft skills, and job placement, which provided them with a strong foundation as they prepared to enter the workforce.
Over the next several decades, SEE continued to help better the lives of Tulare County young adults, adding award-winning programs to meet emerging needs. This included educating at-risk youth at the original La Sierra High School, improving the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting teens and their children through the Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting (TAPP) program, and relocating families struggling to find local, sustainable employment through the More Opportunity for Viable Employment (MOVE) program.
Today, SEE serves youth and adults alike, collaborating with local and national agencies while staying grounded in its roots of workforce preparedness. Partnering with the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County, SEE continues to serve young adults through the Youth@Work program. Adults are served through its A Ticket to Success Program as one of Social Security Administration's contracted Employment Networks, and WorkFirst, a welfare-to-work program operated by the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency.