Building Workers
Washington Street Productions

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

Join us to learn the design and outcomes of California State Association of Counties’ (CSAC) Challenge Award-winning subsidized employment program, Washington Street Productions (WSP). If your agency struggles to meet Work Participation Rate (WPR) and re-engage the hardest to serve in your welfare-to-work program, the innovative partners of Job Training Center and Tehama County Department of Social Services will reveal one strategy: build your own factory! Provide immediate, meaningful work, address barriers and increase job skills in rural or urban communities. Use behavior modification techniques while evaluating work readiness and building soft-skills to achieve goals.

Building Workers: Washington Street Productions

  • Elizabeth Kelly, Director, Colusa County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Amanda Sharp, Director, Tehama County Department of Social Services
  • Tara Loucks-Shepherd, Program Manager, Tehama County Department of Social Services
  • Cheryl Carter, Program Supervisor, Job Training Center/Washington Street Productions