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NOVA Workforce Board

Human Services

NOVA Workforce Board

Provides vocational training, counseling, support services, job referrals and placement for youth, unemployed, laid-off workers and seniors.


Vocational Training Program provides vocational classroom and career advising. Job placement assistance is provided at the end of training. Dislocated Workers Program offers career advising, assessment and vocational training and employment readiness workshops to laid-off workers. Low-Income Program offers career advising, assessment and vocational training to low-income individuals. CONNECT Job Seeker Center offers services such as job search coaching, resume and interviewing assistance and current labor market information. Resources include PCs linked to the Internet. Provides an extensive career resource library offering assessment, employment, training and educational materials. NOVA Youth Employment Office provides employment readiness workshops, career advising and job referrals for teens and youth age 16-21. Job listings can be accessed via Internet at


Public Transit:

VTA stops within 1 block.
505 West Olive Avenue, #550, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 37.3724622 -122.0382092 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair


employment and training (WIB)

Service Description:

NOVA is a nonprofit, federally-funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services. We work closely with local businesses, educators, and job seekers to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley. NOVA is directed by the NOVA Workforce Board, which works on behalf of an eight-jurisdiction consortium composed of Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale, as well the entirety of San Mateo County.




Unemployed, underemployed or dislocated workers, at-risk youth, seniors, adults with disabilities, CalWorks


Vary according to program

How to Apply:

Call Job Seeker Center (408-774-2365).

Service Wait Estimate:


Service Areas:

  • Cupertino
  • Los Altos
  • Milpitas
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara
  • Sunnyvale