Our Vision

This initiative is bringing “local answers for local students.” With Monterey Bay Career Coach, students are able to choose appropriate educational options aligned to promising local careers, counselors are able to access a user-friendly website to efficiently support student program and career planning, and college faculty can easily align curricula, certificates and degrees with up-to-date employer needs.

Our Story

We visualize our future with a  well-educated community where every child realizes their full learning potential; every child is prepared to enter school, is supported in and out of school to achieve academically, where every young adult attains a college degree or credential, and successfully enters a career path offering a lifetime of value.


Monterey Bay Career Connect Sponsors

Organizations working together to promote career pathways for the Monterey Bay Region


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The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership was established to create a thriving region with quality jobs, excellent education, and health care.

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Bright Futures Educational Partnership

Bright Futures Educational Partnership is a community partnership of diverse members fostering progress in education outcomes for local students, from cradle to career, and improving the pipeline of quality talent within Monterey County.

Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College empowers students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens.  With a commitment to quality and equity, they connect all learners to pathways that propel them from where they are to where they aspire to be, including: academic, personal, and career growth.

Community Foundation Monterey County

The Community Foundation for Monterey County inspires philanthropy and strengthens communities.

Community Foundation San Benito County

Community Foundation San Benito County is dedicated to building a stronger community and enhancing the quality of life in San Benito County through the support of philanthropic activities.

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County's vision is to make the county thrive for all who call it home, now and in the future.

CSU Monterey Bay

Cal State Monterey Bay provides over 7,500 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Their diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 25 undergraduate and 7 graduate majors.

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Emsi

Emsi provides the most complete, current, and accurate employment data in the United States, which is why publications like The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, and The New York Times regularly cite Emsi data.

Gavilan College

As a relatively small community college, Gavilan offers a more community-oriented and personalized experience with high educational quality and access to technology. Gavilan College actively engages, empowers and enriches students of all backgrounds and abilities to build their full academic, social, and economic potential.

Hartnell College

Focusing on the education and workforce development needs of communities in the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College strengthens communities by providing opportunities for students to reach career and/or academic goals (associate degrees, certificates of achievement, transfer to four-year institutions) in an environment committed to student learning, achievement and success.

Monterey County Office of Education

The Monterey County Office of Education provides the leadership, support and service excellence needed to prepare the diverse students of Monterey County for success in each step of their educational journey.

Monterey County Workforce Development Board

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board integrates private and public partners to train and place individuals with the skills that employers need.

Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey Peninsula College is a fully accredited California public community college.  With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services.  The college has been recognized as a top military-friendly school.

Santa Cruz County Business Council

The Santa Cruz County Business Council is a privately funded 501(c)6 non-profit organization, created to advocate effectively for the economic and community vitality of Santa Cruz County.

 

Santa Cruz County Office of Education

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education provides the leadership, support, and service excellence needed to prepare the diverse students of Santa Cruz County for success in each step of their educational journey.

 

Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board

Workforce Santa Cruz County is a fully integrated workforce development system that maximizes human and business capital by promoting a well-trained workforce for Santa Cruz County employers, insuring individual economic security and community vitality.