The Ready S.E.T. OC Program started out as the Orange County Youth Center (also known as OCYC) which began more than 42 years ago, when the City of La Habra began to operate workforce development programs for youth and adults under the Manpower Development and Training Act, a United States federal law enacted in 1962 to train workers and provide them with employment. Workforce Development laws may have changed throughout the years, but the City of La Habra has remained constant in the delivery of employment and training programs.
If attending school full time is not a possibility, the OCYC added CalPac as a partner in 2018. CalPac’s Pathways Academy offers students 19 to 24 a chance to earn their accredited high school diploma online at their own pace.
Later on, the OCYC partnered with Learn4Life and CCPA.
Around 2021, the OCYC turned into the Ready S.E.T. OC Program and continues to grow in partnerships and helping youth 14 to 24 years old age.